Charles Dagand, as many a natural wine aficionado might know, was until recently part of the team of vignerons behind Jura legend l’Octavin, until he decided to carve his own path by creating his own domain – Carlito.
The Presque Blanc is a new cuvée for Charles. With this one he pressed Pinot Noir grapes directly to create a white wine.
Charles did this but the juice was in contact with the skins for a short time so the resultant juice looked like a rosé, so he added a bit of red juice to make it look less like a rosé. This is where the name comes from. The word “presque” in French means “nearly” or “almost” – in other words it is “almost white”! The result is a delicious, light wine that is very versatile. – Distributors Notes