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Cave Verdier-Logel, Cuvee Des Gourmets, 2020

Red Fruit, Pepper, Juicy

Farming

Organic

Producer

Cave Verdier Logel

Grape

Gamay

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

Cotes de Forez AOC, Auvergne

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

13%

Size

75cl

The remote and somewhat unknown Côtes du Forez appellation is located between the Loire and Allier rivers in the center of France. Domaine Verdier-Logel is the leading estate of this small and obscure appellation where vineyards are few and far between. The Côtes du Forez hillsides are foothills of the volcanic mountains of the Massif Central and have soils of granite and volcanic composition. Due to the difficult climate only parcels with the best exposition and soils are planted to grapevines. The appellation’s laws mandate Gamay as the sole grape to be used and Verdier-Logel produces separate wines from volcanic soils and granite soils. These soils impart a rich earthy fragrance to the wines which combines well with the elegant fruitiness of the gamay grape.

The first cuvée is the Cuvée des Gourmets planted on granitic soils. These vines were planted by Maxime's grandfather Paul Verdier during the 1960s and are some of the oldest on the domaine. The fruit sees just ten days of maceration and it is a light, pretty and vibrant style.

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