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    Lupin Frangy "Cuvée de Pepe" '15


    Lupin Frangy "Cuvée de Pepe" '15

    Domaine Lupin is a small domaine based in the village of Frangy in France. About a 35 minute drive, southwest of Geneva, Switzerland, this region is well known for its bright, mineral driven white wines.

    Bruno Lapin and his family farm 5 hectares of vineyards on a hillside called Les Aricoques. Bruno considers this location the best in the region due to the full southern exposure and the relatively low altitude that protects the vineyards from the cold northern winds. The soils are molasses, a crumbly calcareous soil resulting from old mountain erosion.

    The vineyards at Domaine Lupin are farmed organically and hand harvested. In the winery, the grapes are always fermented with native yeast. While many of his neighbors de-acidify the wines, Bruno never needs to, an ode to his impeccable farming.

    If you haven’t tried the varietal Altesse, it is about time you have. This indigenous varietal, that is also called Roussette is at its best in Frangy, and particularly in the hands of Bruno Lapin. “Cuvée du Pepé” is the top white wine produced at the domaine, made in tiny quantities, the grapes are harvest from 60+ year-old vines in Les Aricoques.

    Yes, 2015 is the current release, and it shows off an amazing amount of complexity. The nose is absolutely spellbinding, with a suggestion of mint, to go alongside hints of orange, peach skin, flowers and mineral. Yet, it is the texture and length that make this wine truly special. It still has vibrant acidity, yet offers medium weight, a suggestion of tannic structure, and notes of oyster shell and citrus on the long finish. There are some Grand Cru Chablis that wish they were this good!

    Pair it with very simply prepared fish, preferably a crudo of red shrimp harvested off the coast of Liguria, drizzled with olive oil and garnished with some fresh chervil or oregano.




    Producer Domaine Lupin


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