La Negra - 2022 - Laurence Manya Krief
Carignan of great finesse meets Grenache of beautiful freshness… a wine that you’ll find difficult not enjoy very quickly, which simply breathes its creator’s mastery, competence… and love.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
A blend of 70% Carignan and 30% grenache from 85-year-old vines grown organically and co-planted on sandy-granite soils. Manual harvest on the 22nd of August 2022. Vinification: semi-carbonic maceration for 10 days, indigenous yeasts, soft pressing, the juices were moved into barrels two weeks after pressing. Matured in barrels that have seen 5 wines and in 400-litre oak demi muids. The barrels mostly come from Burgundy’s Fred Cossard. Unfined, unfiltered, just a micro-dose sulphur at bottling.
Laurence Manya-Krief is sincere, upright, and determined... Formerly a sales director in ready-to-wear fashion, at 35 years old she dropped her career for a life of vines. Today, our taste buds are thrilled that she did! She may be petite, but she cultivates some of the most difficult plots in France. Her steep slopes are completely incompatible with mechanised farming, so she depends instead...All wines
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