Domaine Pithon-Paillé 'Grololo' Rouge

Domaine Pithon-Paillé 'Grololo' Rouge

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One of the world's most famous glou glou drops, this Grolleau pairs with almost everything and goes down all too easily. Chill it down, let...

One of the world's most famous glou glou drops, this Grolleau pairs with almost everything and goes down all too easily. Chill it down, let it quench your thirst and rest your mind. Grolleau is a gorgeously low alcohol grape taut with the food friendliest of acid and a rustic charm. Carbonic maceration highlights the red fruited character of this indigenous Loire variety while keeping the tannins low. A wine made simply from tenderly pampered, biodynamically farmed vines that produce faithful and nourishing grapes year after year. 

About the winemaker:

Jo Pithon started his famed domaine in 1978. His parents were winemakers in Anjou, and Jo has done as much as anyone to lift the appellation, and the Loire Valley as whole, onto the world stage. His focus on dry whites, now commonplace, was very innovative in the last two decades of the 20th century. He was also at the forefront of organic farming, the use of indigenous yeasts and the rejection of sugar and acid additions. Pithon works with a small handful of biodynamic growers – just one farmer for Grololo and another for the Mozaik Blanc – to create some of the freshest and most soulful wines in France. 

Country:  France

Region:  Anjou, Loire Valley

Appellation:  Vin de France

Climate:  Cool Oceanic climate

Altitude:  200 - 400m

Soils:  Silt Clay on limestone

Varietal/Blend:  Grolleau (or Groslot)

Fermentation:  Natural ferment in stainless steel, short carbonic

Ageing:  Short aging in stainless steel

Vineyard & Vine Age:  Various in and around Anjou. Biodynamic.

ABV:  12.0%

Produced Cases:  2,083

CSPC:  841625