Hors Champs, Jean Baptiste Senat 2019 (Languedoc, France)
This is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from 25-40 year old biodynamic vines in Minervois, where Jean-Baptiste and his wife Charlotte have been leading the natural wine charge for the last 25+ years. The grapes are fermented 60% whole cluster and pressed off to steel tanks, then bottled unfiltered with no sulfur added. Clean and precise with spiced dark fruit, but almost weightless with an easy drinking freshness and an unmistakable mineral core. Serve this with slight chill.