La Negra - 2021 - 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
- 2022 to 2026
A blend of 50% Grenache Noir, Gris and Blanc, as well as 50% Carignan. From a parcel of 85-year-old vines grown organically, co-planted on sandy-granite soils. Yields around 20 hl/ha. Vinification: carbonic maceration for 10 days, indigenous yeasts. In every respect, this is judicious, intelligent winemaking. Matured in barrels that have seen 5 wines and in 400-litre oak demi muids. (Barrels come thanks to Burgundy’s Fred Cossard). Unfined, unfiltered, zero added sulphur.
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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