The Story

 

2016 was a frustrating year for many wine producers including Athénais de Béru. On a cold and dark night in April, a frost destroyed the entire vintage.

Athénais jumped into an old car and hit the road towards the warm and sunny south of France in search of healthy grapes from her winemaker friends. She brought back some beautiful grapes and produces a unique vintage called "Deci Dela" (meaning "from here and there"). This vintage is born from the solidarity of the winemaking community and Athénais' brilliant winemaking skills.

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"Everyone talks about this minerality but no one knows what it corresponds to. So I really wanted to work on this single-vineyard approach to see the possibilities and personalities of each vineyard where we grow grapes. Of course, it’s a challenge because everybody’s always asking, “What grand cru do you have, what premier cru do you have?” But step-by-step I don’t meet people asking me, “Which premier cru do you have,” but I have I meet people asking me, “Which terroir is this?” I think its’ changing in people’s minds and approach about not only my wine but most appellation wines."

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