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Cuvée Larmande 2021
Le Mazel

Original price £25.00 - Original price £25.00
Original price
£25.00 - £25.00
Current price £25.00

Grape Variety: Syrah

Producer: Le Mazel (Gérald Oustric)

Region: Valvignères, Ardèche, France

Wild Scale: 4/5

Vegan friendly wine

Winemaking: Organic Syrah grapes were harvested by hand. 10 day carbonic maceration before being pressed into stainless steel to finish the fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in tank, no oak. Bottled in 2022 with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.

This Wine: 2021 represents quite a unique vintage for this cuvée. Fermentation was much quicker than usual which results in a brighter and fresher red wine than in previous years. Still complex with both vibrant black fruit flavours and a darker earthy, mineral back bone. 

Notes on the Winemaker: After meeting the famous Beaujolais producer Marcel Lapierre, Gérald Oustric realised it was time to stop selling grapes to the local co-cop in the Ardèche village of Valvignères and instead focus on making authentic wines with personality that reflect the natural environment of the vines. Now he is seen as one of the godfathers of the natural wine movement and his cuvées have the ability to age amazingly well.