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Olivier Lemasson

Olivier Lemasson Les Vins Contés R19 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Cabernet Franc/Grolleau

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.

This is Olivier's lightest cuvée. Aromas of sage, earth and mushroom. Fruity and juicy on the palate, with plenty of acidity, spice and green notes. No added sulfur.