2020 Domaine Rimbert VDF - Cousin Oscar
Regular price $18.00
Appellation: Vin de France (all estate fruit in Saint-Chinian)
Site & Vines: single parcel of old Vine Cinsault on schiste. 50+ year old vines
Vinification & Elevage: Whole cluster, carbonic maceration in stainless steel.
Elevage: Aged in stainless steel and enamel lined concrete tanks.
Ageability: glug, glug, glug. Oscar's never been around long enough to know how ageworthy he is.
Suggested pairings: fowl with prunes, lamb with rosemary, canard à l'orange.
Notes: Juicy, immediate, and irresistable like Jean-Marie's famed cousin, Oscar. Oscar was apparently quite the charmer - everyone wanted a piece of him and could never get enough. Hence the charm and frustration of such a delicious and small production cuvée. Rarely is there enough to go around, especially in recent vintages when yields have been particularly challenging. Grab Oscar when you can and when he's not available, savor the memory and pray to Mother Nature for a re-appearance.