Our annual nod to a feather-hearted sunny summer day along the Loire, this hyper cool climate vineyard – grafted from Cabernet Franc to Pinot Noir – yields a wine with characters of the two in a graceful pas-de-deux. Bright and light, Pur Jus owes everything to whole bunches and a semi-carbonic treatment. Only-just-medium bodied with an almost Gamay-like character, there isn’t a moment of broodiness to be found. The will-it-ever-ripen 2022 vintage suited this très Français wine perfectly. Only one pallet – allez, vite!