Louis Terral - Lucie Gamay 2018
This cuvee is named for a French Resistance fighter which is fun. From a very steep 50 year old vineyard that is apparently almost unworkable.
Very pure core fruit and acidity. Fine and elegant, you can really see the quality of the vineyard at the heart of this wine. The flavours are in the red fruit spectrum and there is an earthy, rustic quality sitting on top of everything else.
A producer to watch, growing biodynamic fruit in a not so popular corner of France. Louis Terral makes his wines without additions and oodles of passion. While some of his cuvees cross my own personal cleanliness threshold this wine was very tasty and well worth a try. - J