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François Saint-Lô
Les Palennes 2018

The 2018 Les Palennes feels like a trip if you'd been familiarised with the 2017 and went into it with the expectation of a brooding, heady wine. The 2018 was macerated as whole bunches for a couple weeks and feels it - juicy and bright, with that fuzzy, could-only-be-carbonic texture. A little herb note keeps it well in the stylistic scope of François' wines.
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The 2018 Les Palennes feels like a trip if you'd been familiarised with the 2017 and went into it with the expectation of a brooding, heady wine. The 2018 was macerated as whole bunches for a couple weeks and feels it - juicy and bright, with that fuzzy, could-only-be-carbonic texture. A little herb note keeps it well in the stylistic scope of François' wines.

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François Saint-Lô
Touraine, Loire, France

François began his journey in wine on the hospitality side, working in restaurants and wine bars before coming under the tutelage of the likes of Eric Dubois and Olivier Cousin. He acquired some plots in Berrie, not far from Saumur, and established the Rue des Belles Caves collective: a small community of like-minded individuals working in an array of trades. In time they settled into an awe-inspiring troglodyte...

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