Julie and Toby Bainbridge Cuvee Crush 2020

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Julie & Toby Bainbridge Cuvée Crush 2020 ! Weighing in at 9.5% abv, Crush packs a mouthful of crunchy savoury red fruits and demands to be chilled down before cracking open.

Julie and Toby have been based in Anjou now for nearly two decades. Her dad was the manager of the co-op where Toby's harvest crew took the wheat. Julie was working there, weighing trucks and testing wheat. In their own words the aim is to make light and straightforward wines which offer pleasure and refreshment in their simplicity. These are not wines to be aged or contemplated profoundly, hence the recycled champagne bottles and crown caps, but enjoyed for what they are. To that end, in the cellar, macerations are generally short and neutral vessels are always used, whether fibreglass or stainless steel." This Cuvée Crush is an utterly chillable 100% Grolleau which drinks with the same ease and approachability as everything that Julie and Toby do.

Even at 9.5% alcohol this subtly hints at this grape’s peppery, plummy depths and makes us wish we saw a lot more of this unheralded, indigenous Loire Valley variety in the wild !

Julie and Toby Bainbridge Cuvee Crush 2020 is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.