#sipthis : Satori by Sophie Héraud – Clos Présent

Satori by Sophie Héraud - Clos Présent

Satori by Sophie Héraud – Clos Présent

Satori is a beautifully rounded, well balanced, deep, red wine. It has notes of cherries, chocolate and forest fruits.

It’s made from a mix of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan, which are vinified separately. The Syrah and Grenache grapes are destemmed and crushed, while the Carignan undergoes a 10-day carbonic maceration. They are then aged in stainless steel tanks for 7 months, before being blended for 1 month and bottled.

The Syrah provides sharp, medium tannins, the Grenache contributes that classic red fruit, berry flavour and the Carignan creates balance with spice and acidity that makes your tongue tingle. The result is a bottle that is smooth and extremely tasty. Somewhere between glou glou and a full bodied red. To get the full flavour, we’d recommend decanting.

Sophie Héraud settled in Albas in 2019 and began working on the 3.45 hectares of Clos Présent in 2020. This is her first vintage and the results are already incredible. We are really excited to see what the future holds for this talented natural winemaker.

Country: France Region: Occitanie

Grapes: 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan

Vintage: 2020

Music pairing – Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage

Satori by Sophie Héraud - Clos Présent

Satori by Sophie Héraud - Clos Présent

Satori by Sophie Héraud - Clos Présent

Raisin launches ‘Book a Table’ feature with Formitable

Today we are excited to offer an amazing new feature to our Raisin Pro. establishments.

Since the app was launched in 2016, finding the best places to eat and drink has always been by far the most used section of the Raisin app. Guess what? It’s about to get even better with the “book a table” feature!

With the click of a button, customers are now able to reserve a table at your restaurant, directly within Raisin using the embedded Formitable booking service!

There are many table reservation services in the world, and we chose to partner with the one we find most inspiring. The Formitable team are true food lovers, and natural wine drinkers (key to us). Most importantly though, Formitable is devoted to providing the best online guest experience to all hospitality professionals. ❤️

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Support Ukraine with Natural Wine

Do you want to support Ukraine and drink great Natural Wine at the same time?

VSN has collaborated with the Sabotage Natural Wine shop in Kyiv on a special bottle of natural wine. If you donate through their website, you get this limited edition bottle, and all the proceeds of the donation will go to supporting Ukraine.

Kyiv is a vibrant, progressive, and forward-looking city whose people are warm, welcoming and proud. Now the unthinkable has happened and these same people are left fighting for their lives and identity in the face of a flagrant assault on their peace and sovereignty.

The Ukrainians are heroically standing up for their lives, independence, freedom, and a peaceful future in Europe. They need our support more than ever and this is a great way to do that, in collaboration with a Ukrainian company, and an approved platform for donation.

Click here for more information

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Les Pénitentes the 29th and 30th of janvier 2022!

Les Pénitentes natural wine fair


Les Pénitentes the 29th and 30th of janvier 2022!

We won’t be in Angers this year, but spread out over three cellars in the Loir-et-Cher.
Pierre Olivier Bonhomme’s, Hervé Villemade’s and our own.
At the same time, our neighbours will also open their cellars to welcome other estates.
There will be about a hundred winemakers to be tasted within a 20 km radius.


6 Rte de Seur, 41120 Les Montils, France

🍷 Nikoladze (Géorgie)
🍷 Escoda (Catalogne)
🍷 Henriquez (Chili)
🍷 Lagazidze (Georgie)
🍷 Nicq (Roussillon)
🍷 Pico (Chablis)
🍷 Vergano (Piémont)
🍷 Labet (Jura)
🍷 Potaire Gadouche (Touraine)
🍷 Saint Cyr (Beaujolais)
🍷 Padovani (Toscane)
🍷 Yoyo (Roussillon)
🍷 Saumon (Montlouis)
🍷 Thibault (Montlouis)
🍷 Foillard (Beaujolais)
🍷 Gioan (Roussillon)
🍷 Serres (Catalogne)
🍷 Vauthier (Bourgogne)
🍷 Bitarishvili (Géorgie)
🍷 Ataber (Bourgogne)
🍷 Renaud (Rhône sud)
🍷 Lassaigne (Champagne)
🍷 Okruashvili (Géorgie)
🍷 Heiss (Autriche)
🍷 Mosse (Anjou)
🍷 Wurdeman (Géorgie)


2 Rue du Gué aux Loups 41120 Monthou-sur-Bièvre, France

🍷 Frederic Agneray (Gard)
🍷 Alexis Hudon (Touraine)
🍷 Arianne Lesne (Coteaux du Vendômois)
🍷 Cyrille Sevin (Cheverny)
🍷 Domaine des Miquettes (Ardèche)


3 rue du Puits, 41120 Candé-sur-Beuvron, France

🍷 Jeff Coutelou (Languedoc)


96 route des caves, 41400 Monthou sur Cher

🍷 Ludovic CHANSON – Montlouis
🍷 Vivien HEMELSDAEL – Minervois
🍷 Laurent HERLIN – Bourgueil
🍷 Anne Cécile JADAUD et Tanguy PERRAUD – Vouvray
🍷 Stéphane ROCHER – Anjou
🍷 Fred SIGONNEAU – Chinon


rue de Vineuil, 41400 Monthou sur Cher

🍷 Caroline BAIN – Pouilly Fumé
🍷 François BLANCHARD – Touraine
🍷 Jean Guillaume CAPLAIN – Touraine
🍷 Adrien DE MELLO – Anjou
🍷 Jean-Marc DREYER – Alsace
🍷 François ECOT – Bourgogne
🍷 Jacques FÉVRIER – Côteaux d’ancenis
🍷 Cédric FLEURY – Côteaux du vendomois
🍷 Jean Christophe GARNIER – Anjou
🍷 Renaud GUETTIER – Côteau du loir
🍷 Vincent MARIE – Auvergne
🍷 Nicole et Bert MOL – Touraine
🍷 Julien PINEAU – Touraine
🍷 Rémi POUJOL – Languedoc


24 bis rue Nationale, 41140 Thésée

🍷 Mikaël BOUGES – Touraine
🍷 France BRETON – Bourgueil
🍷 Thomas JULLIEN – Beaumes de Venis
🍷 Antoine LIENHARDT – Bourgogne
🍷 Damien MENUT – Touraine
🍷 Julien MOREAU – Touraine
🍷 Laurent SAILLARD – Touraine
🍷 Simon TESSIER – Cheverny
🍷 Lisanne VAN SON – Bugey


40 ter rue Nationale 41140 Thésée

🍷 Stéphanie et Vincent DEBOUBERTIN – Anjou
🍷 Sébastien RIFFAULT – Sancerre
🍷 Olivier LEJEUNE – Anjou
🍷 Guillaume NOIRE – Anjou
🍷 Alexandre GIQUEL – Vouvray

Welcome to REWINED in Rennes, France!

Welcome to REWINED in Rennes, France! Travel through their blue retro front doors and find a magical place combining a natural wine bar, wine shop, farmers market, and exhibition space.

Created by Alan, a stage and light technician from Brittany and Emeline, who after ten years working in gastronomy, travelled the world to deepen her knowledge of wine.

This dynamic duo, compliment eachother perfectly. They created a lively, warm and open atmosphere where you can drink natural wines which have real history made by real people. It is a place of exchange, a place with no pretension, a place where both amateur wine lovers and connoisseurs are welcome.

They even offer a selection of small places, which they cook on site using local and organic produce. Plates that pair perfectly with their Natural Wines that they sell by the glass or bottle.

Next time you are in Rennes. Visit REWINED!

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