In a nutshell: A classic Loire wine has become a classy Chenin blanc vinegar.
This delicious Chenin vinegar is one of Nathalie Lefort's 'Limited Edition' creations. Made from 'Premier Rendez-Vous', a white wine made from 40 to 70 year old vines at Domaine Jousset in the Loire. Lise and Bertrand Jousset of Domaine Jousset make beautiful natural wines on their 11 hectares. They mostly grow Chenin Blanc, together with some Gamay and Grolleau and all their wines are made without the use of herbicides and fermentation is always with wild yeasts. Terroir is all to them and this vinegar reflects perfectly their, and Nathalie's, passion. Use it with salads, seafood and for light pickling duties.
Details: 500ml bottle
About La Guinelle
We are proud to be the sole UK distributor for La Guinelle vinegars. These amazing vinegars are made by Nathalie Lefort in her charming open air vinaigrerie In Cosprons, a hillside village near Port-Vendres, overlooking the rocky Cote Vermeille coast close to Spain. Nathalie bought the small house at the end of a dusty lane in 1999 and soon after decided to revive the lost art of making artisan vinegar outdoors. Her philosophy is simple - " You need good wine to make great vinegar and you let nature do the rest." She uses the famous fortified red Banyuls dessert wine from local vineyards for her core vinegars, plus she also makes some limited production single grape varietal vinegars. Everything is done outdoors "en plein air", using an organic double fermentation process where the wines and vinegars are exposed to natural airborne bacteria in oak barrels for up to 8 months before further ageing in glass demijohns that are shaded from the sun. Discovered by top French chefs, we hope they will also find a spot in your kitchen as a great ingredient to add to favourite recipes, enhance many sauces, gravies and as a finishing ingredient used in the same way as a good quality extra virgin olive oil drizzled onto a dish.
Every year, Nathalie and her team only make about 10,000 bottles including some really interesting, and unique, single varietal and 'flavoured' vinegars which we will always endeavour to buy and stock before they run out.
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