Caroline Connelly & Rémy Kaneko
La Ferme du Pasteur (Nyons, France)
Caroline Connelly, an American from Virginia, and Rémy Kaneko, who comes from Nyons, an area in the Rhone, met at the notoriously iconic Chambre Noire, during the period in which Rémy was co-owner of the bar, along with Oliver Lomeli. A few years ago Caroline and Rémy left the walled-in maze of Parisian streets behind to settle back into Rémy’s family’s farm in Nyons, and to make wine from a couple of hectares of mostly Grenache Noir, with a few Syrah vines as well. 2021 is their premiere millesime from the Nyons sites, and if this is any indication of things to come, drinkers who will continue to follow their work are in for a treat. These are delicate yet energetic, lightly extracted mineral juices that remind us of days of sunshine and windswept vistas, both incredibly nourishing and easy to drink. We have also been blessed with Vin de Allemand, Rémy and Caroline’s first experiments with winemaking that took place while helping out Martin Wörner in the Rheinhessen during his 2020 vintage—a racy and wildstyle take on Schwarzriesling, or Pinot Meunier(!?)—a rare one for the completists out there.
Coquin de Sort 2021
Grenache Noir / Syrah (rosé)
Font du Loup 2021
Vin de Allemand 2020