Mark Angeli established Ferme de la Sansonniere in 1990. From the beginning he has farmed biodynamically and produced some of the most unique wines in the Loire. Since 2007 he stopped claiming the Anjou, Coteaux du Layon or Bonnezeaux appellations. He moved everything to Vin de France, to move his wines apart from the other growers. His wines are produced in tiny amounts and pursued by collectors across the world. This case contains the following wines:
2 btls of La Lune 2019 13%
The estate Chenin made from fruit from across their holdings. This iconic wine is much admired and ages beautifully.
2 btls of La Lune Noire 2019 14%
First vintage of a plot selection of Chenin on the plot which was previously used to make les Vignes Française en Foule was previously made from.
1 btl of Les Fourchardes Blanc 2018 13.5%
The Fouchardes vineyard is a small, 0.5 ha vineyard, mid-slope on La Montagne, one of the three hills of Bonnezeaux. It is a very rare, complex mix of deep red sands and clay over schistes gréseux, with two very distinct areas : the top has more carboniferous schist leading to an earlier picking, while the bottom with heavier clay is harvested ten days later. Often very aromatic, this cuvée is the one needing the most time to get its textural definition (5 years or so are often necessary).
1 btl of Rosé d’un Jour 2020 11%
The Rosé d’un Jour is a pun on the AOC name Rosé d’Anjou. It is 100% grolleau gris. The whole clusters are pressed in a large Champagne-style coquard press, then fermented in tank. The wine is bottled 2 weeks after harvest, volcanic sulfur is used, before a sterile filtration. Bottles are waxed with real bees wax! Exuberant with damask rose, wild strawberry, hibiscus tea and pepper.