Day Wines "Vin de Days" Rouge, 2021, 750ml
The 2021 Vin de Days Rouge is the product of the absolutely lovely vintage that 2021 is proving itself to be. The fermentation method yields a vibrant, bright red fruit profile with high-toned aromas of tart cherry, cran-raspberry and lilacs. There is a beguiling secondary complexity in the form of black pepper and mossy, mushroomy, forest floor, a reflection of the significant proportion of Pinot Meunier in the blend. Candied violets pop in the glass, and persistent acidity and racy red fruits define the flavor profile, but again the Meunier keeps everything balanced with a slight earthy, volcanic streak on the mid-palate. A crisp and refreshing finish brings you back to the glass again and again. Dangerously drinkable is the most appropriate description of this wine.