Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 2022
"Broken hearts are for assholes" is a tribute to rock legend Frank Zappa, a complete artist whose fame was based, on sophisticated, orchestral arrangements and satirical, biting lyrics that often caused a stir and indignation in the music industry, which ill digested this freedom of expression of his, a fact that led Zappa to found his own production company very early on.
Wine has now reached Volume 2, and there are substantial differences in this vintage from the previous one. The opportunity in Valentin came when the Chardonnay "Les Trouillots" 2020 simply could not finish fermentation even after a year in barrel, hence the idea to restart fermentation by adding fresh pomace.
In Volume 2 he chose not Savagnin as a partner (as in Volume 1) but the skins of all his hybrid grapes on the estate: Souvignier gris, Sauvignac, Rayon d'or and Seyval blanc and the red variety Plantet to create a juicy and powerful rosé. The plan worked and the Chardonnay finished fermenting and after another year in steel was bottled. The wine is extremely fresh, has an appealing complexity of fruit and mineral hints that give different facets to each sip.
We don't know if it heals broken hearts, but it certainly heals bored tongues!