Lolita 2020 'Mis en Bec' Blanc, Vin de France

Lolita 2020 'Mis en Bec' Blanc, Vin de France

Item Number: 14968

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc / Syrah
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone

Winemaking Notes: Fruit is picked by hand from organically farmed vineyards. Skin macerated Sauvignon Blanc and direct pressed Syrah ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeast. The Mis en Bec Blanc is aged in neutral barrels and bottled without fining or filtration and with no added SO2.

Tasting Notes: The nose shows apricot marmalade with a hay element. High toned upon entry, then this orange wine voluminously sprawls out across the tongue with good density. Tempered tropical flavors leaning towards stone fruit preserves show on the palate. The finish is savory reminiscent to aromatic lemongrass pho broth.


  • The Feiring Line
    Rating: NR (2/1/2021)

    Now in her early 30s, this vigneronne works on 1 ha and supplements her needs with grapes from friends. She is very much of the new natural wine scene with the drink-me-now labels, fresh into the bottle, and the Instagram hype. Are the wines that good? The reds I’ve had (this and last vintage) seem problematic, but this cuvée is yes, precocious but vivacious. She acquired the fruit from the nearby Gard. The sauvignon gets the carbonic treatment for a week with some fresh syrah blended in before bottling in November. Landing in my apartment a mere two months later (!) it’s extremely young, a gorgeous apricot colored and flavored, cider-accented rusty reductive wine that is substantive. It opens up with a the texture that is super-drinkable and balanced. I give her A+ for imagination in giving birth to a tasty wine with a gripping and satisfying texture that held up for several days.