The Wine Front, Mike Bennie: Vintage 2018, 92/100
Category: Medium bodied red.
Appellation: Vin de France (Bordeaux region, Entre-Deux-Mers)
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming: Sustainable viticulture (certified)
About the wine: Sister winemakers Sylvie and Marie Courselle said: ‘take our time’ to put our feet up, to look up, and ponder the moon and the stars, exploring the mysterious yet natural universe and its cyclical cadences. Temps de Lune is harvested and vinified while taking into account the biodynamic lunar calendar and favouring ‘Fruit Days’. This is said to emphasize the aromatics of the wine. In every other respect, we have crafted this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal intervention, in small concrete vats, without adding any Sulphur.
Taste like: Soft black fruits blackberries and black currants, spicy, mocha. Fresh and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon like no other, with soft tannins and a hint of mint on the finish.
When to drink: Drink now in the next 3 years after vintage.
Service: 12 degrees or slightly chilled.
Food match: Marie suggest cured meats, shoulder of lamb, or vegetable lasagne. Sylvie will serve this wine with red meats accompanied by a bilberry sauce, and perhaps even try the combination of a chocolate fondant and blackcurrant ice cream.