La Vierge Rouge - 2022 - Laurence Manya Krief
A cuvée of considerable finesse, a clear juice of beautiful freshness, with notes of fruits, flowers and spices. A sound, precise, lively wine.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2026
Blend of 80% Grenache Gris, 15% Grenache Noir and 5% Grenache Blanc, from organically grown vines, planted on a parcel of 80-year-old vines on a soil of gneiss and granitic sands. Manual harvest on the 16th of August 2022. Semi-carbonic maceration for 10 days in tanks, soft pressing, the juices were moved in barrels two weeks after pressing. 6 months of aging in barrels that have seen several wines and in 400-litre oak demi muids. (Barrels mostly come from Burgundy’s Fred Cossard). Unfined, unfiltered, just a micro-dose of 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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