This page is dedicated to our very special Lunatique reserve. Pictures and videos along with a bit of litterature will hopefully explain you better this wine. Hope you will have a chance to taste it. Cheers,
A bit of literature :
The story and the name of this wine come from this tiny rocky block located inside a prehistoric river bed. This parcel is the last we harvested and definitely the most qualitative even if located officially in an "Vin de Table" area. The "lunar" soil in which our dear old vines are planted, is only composed of bleached pebbles and our farming-winemaking methods linked to moon influence are also explaining this "Lunatique" name.
Farmed in harmony with Mother Nature, our 77 years-old GRENACHE grapes have been hand-harvested and brought to our cellars in small containers.
Winemaking took place in small porous concrete tanks in order to respect “terroir” diversity and allow air exchange during the fermentation, eventually permitting life and expressions of aromas. Our mature stems have been treasured in order to aerate naturally the must during the winemaking, bringing sediments and natural acidity to balance alcohol and tannins.
In order to keep its natural qualities, we have not filtered this wine and a deposit is quite normal. This natural fine wine is complex, rich with hints of coconut, blackberry, anise and kirsch.
Cellar this unique wine or enjoy it at cellar temperature, after decanting, with meats in sauce, truffle dishes, mature cheeses or chocolate desserts.
And there is also this video made by James Molesworth, a really nice guy and Rhone real expert at Wine Spectator. James came to visit us last November and wrotte about us. If you have an online subscription, you can see its whole article here.