Jean-Pierre Robinot Nocturne 2021

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Loire // France

Jean-Pierre Robinot's iconic Pineau d’Aunis comes from old vineyards of between eighty and one hundred years of age. The grapes were fermented as whole bunches for three weeks and the wine was aged in old barrels for fifteen months. 

The result is the deepest and darkest red Jean-Pierre has produced. With a delicate perfume of minerals and spice, pleasant tannins and a long, mineral finish. this is one of his best yet.

It will shine with age even more.


or lovers of natural wine, the name Jean-Pierre Robinot and his story are legendary.

Falling in love with wine at a young age, Jean-Pierre moved to Paris where he met some of the natural wine movement’s true pioneers and subsequently opened one of the first dedicated natural wine bars in the city, L’Ange Vin. 

Unable to resist the urge to join the vignerons he so loved, he left Paris in the early 2000s and moved with his wife Noella back to the village where he grew up to do just that. They now farm a total of 7ha of land across two appellations in the Loire’s northern reaches, Jasnières and the Coteaux-du-Loir.

Slow and steady fermentations take place in the labyrinth of ancient limestone caves beneath the vines. They can often last months, even years, with the wines resting on their lees in old barrels for as long as they need. There is a method in the madness as Jean-Pierre is a master of élevage and by the time each wine is bottled without any additions, it has attained an energy, poise and vitality that is hard to find elsewhere.

Wines from their own land are bottled under the name L’Ange Vin and when they buy grapes from friends it is bottled under the pseudonym of L’Opéra des Vins.