Le Raisin a Plume, Patis Des Rosiers
Gamay from 50 year old vines. Two weeks whole bunch maceration, a luscious juicy style with just a hint of the irony backbone you tend to get in Gamay from this region. Wonderful wine for the table or on it’s own and seriously good value.
Place: Loire, France
Jacques Fevrier is a former sommelier working around the world with conventional and then natural wine and falling in love with the latter, decided it was time to make them himself. He chose Oudon, not the most fashionable of locations, but a place where the terroir was varied, there were quite a few varieties to work with and he could afford to actually buy some land. He’s a thoughtful, skilled winemaker making understated wines that reveal themselves to be packed with personality - a rising star of the Loire. Soils of schiste and granite bring a freshness to the fruit, all wines are unfiltered, unfined and without additions. Wines of real character and honesty from a winemaker who is really getting into his groove.