Sextant, La Fleur Au Verre, Vin de France
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Julien likes to bottle his spring wines just as they are “waking up” from the winter slumber. This time of vibrancy and change is something he likes to capture in the bottle. The fruit comes from sandier soils, producing a wine that in lithe and elegant.Sextant is about “Special cuvées, pet nats, skins, fun and non-traditional wines”. The cellar is seen as a place to experiment and create.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Sextant both an estate (Derain, therefore) and a trading house (for 80%), but the grapes are always organic. The trade has existed since 2007, during the decade that Julien spent as an assistant at the Derain estate.
In 2010, the Sextant project expanded with the acquisition of a few old strains of alligoté from Puligny, to which would be added pinot noir 2 years later, as well as the purchase of a cellar in Saint-Aubin. Carole Schwab, already an essential administrative milestone at Derain, joined the trade in 2015.
In 2017, the estate merged with Domaine Derain (Dominique leaving the estate which kept its name), and now covers 8 hectares: Julien and Carole take over.
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