- White Still, Dry
- Domaine Derain
- France, Saint-Aubin AOC
- 1650 UAH, 1278 UAH
Created by Dominique Derain, now managed by his ‘student’ Julien Altaber also known by his Sextant project.
2021-12-08 - 7.75
Tasted blind and my guess was Sextant, tuned out to be his ‘teacher’, thought basically it’s made by Altaber. Anyways, obvious lees-based bouquet with fruits, butter, yeast, salt and silicon. Well structured, fresh with nice lemon touch in the end. Delicious, well balanced. Although my style, it’s too much on the surface.
Tasted on an event organised by Vasyl Kalinichenko.
2023-08-25 - 7.75
A mix of spoiled fruits, stones covered in seawater (salty, you know), butter and shells. Definitely, the bouquet wins over the palate. Delicious yet somehow it felt heavy and not fascinating. Even simple? It focuses on the exterior leaving little inside. And it’s jumpy like headcrabs.