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Les Vins Contes Olivier Lemasson 'Poivre et Sel' 2020 1.5L


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Pineau d'Aunis/Gamay

Les Vins Contés started as a grape buying endeavor, but in 2016 Olivier was able to purchase the vineyards he’d been sourcing from — 9 hectares that he'd been working organically and by hand (no machines, ever). Because of the care Olivier takes in the vineyard, the winemaking is simple: Whites are direct-pressed and don’t see any oak, and the reds are, for the most part, short macerations and meant to be drunk young. All the wines are bottled unfiltered, mostly un-sulfured, or hit with a miniscule amount at bottling.

Lean but expressive, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and ripe plums. On the palate, notes of clove and cracked white pepper add to the fruit of plush dark cherry. Medium acidity.