New(ish) producer to the UK, Yannicks wines really wowed us recently. Gaining experience from work alongside the likes of Patrick Meyer, Phillipe Pacalet and Clementine and Gianmarco of Le Coste, as well as spending time learning the art of sake in Japan alongside the brilliant Terada Honke. Whilst their diverse influences are writ large across his work, Yannick is very much forging his own path.
This is mostly Auxerrois with a touch of Muscat, this canny blend combines fruit from different terroirs and vintages. Roughly half is pressed directly, whilst the other is macerated as whole bunches for ten days, before pressing to old barrels for a year of rest. The nose impresses with gentle scents of white flowers, whilst the palate is all slate, salt and green citrus. A pure, vibrant Alsatian bistro wine that makes so much sense alongside the region’s robust cuisine.