La Grange Saint Andre, Le Marmot
Great value! Juicy, bright and pale coloured, a touch of fine tannin. Strawberry, cherry, bright summer fruit. From social worker turned winemaker Olivier Pichon.
Grapes: 80% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
Place: Gard, Languedoc, France
Olivier only started winemaking in 2015 having previously working in Lyon as a social worker. A busy family life with his wife and four children means he hasn't had time to go to university; instead he has learned on the job, with help from his friend and fellow vigneron Thierry Forestier. He farms a small one-hectare plot and works organically.