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LRO0419RW
Les Reves Oublies
No Toxic
2019
Loire
Certified Organic
Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
No sulphur
Vegan

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The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

On my Tour de France this January, upon leaving Bordeaux on my way to the Northern Rhone, I realised I had no winemakers to visit and break up the 500km trip. So, I found the number of Gilles BonnefoyÕs (Vins de la Madonne - a much respected winery in the Eastern Loire) and never having spoken, phone him up to ask him for any hot tips. It so happened that he had just started renting some of his old, organic Gamay vines to a young up-and-coming winemaker called Nadia Beaune who, he says, is making a very tasty wine. So come 7PM I arrive at the house/garage/winery and whilst Nadia wasnÕt there, I tasted for hours with her incredibly kind boyfriend (and winemaker) Maxime. Together they have taken it upon themselves to treat the fruit of these exceptional, high quality old vines with the maximum respect and minimal intervention. They started in 2018 by making a single juicy, concentrated Gamay Pet Nat and with a number of other cuvŽes lined up, it won't be long before I have more.

Tasting note: Sweet black plum; blackcurrant and bramble on the nose. Bright; concentrated and rich. A full dose of rich bramble and cherry; with super fresh; moreish acidity keepingthe mouthful alive. Cherry notes; blackcurrant leaf and even some black pepper develop. The soft fizz; juice and acidity work in harmony. Firm backbone of minerality that lingers on finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic farming with biodynamic principles. Whole bunch fermentation on wild yeasts with maceration on its skins for 4 week. Bottled without the added of any sulphur.
Features Black plum Black cherry Leafy XXXXXXXX Energetic

Features Black cherry, Black plum, Energetic, Fresh, Leafy, XXXXXXXX,
Tasting note Sweet black plum, blackcurrant and bramble on the nose. Bright, concentrated and rich. A full dose of rich bramble and cherry, with super fresh, moreish acidity keepingthe mouthful alive. Cherry notes, blackcurrant leaf and even some black pepper develop. The soft fizz, juice and acidity work in harmony. Firm backbone of minerality that lingers on finish.
Drink with
Pizza, Teriyaki pork, Veal,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Les Reves Oublies
Wine Name No Toxic
Style Red
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Gamay
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 13%
Production 800
Aging 12 month in tank
Soil Granitic; Sandy soil
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Organic farming with biodynamic principles. Whole bunch fermentation on wild yeasts with maceration on its skins for 4 week. Bottled without the added of any sulphur.

LRO0419RW
Les Reves Oublies
No Toxic
2019
Loire
Certified Organic
Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
No sulphur
Vegan

The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

On my Tour de France this January, upon leaving Bordeaux on my way to the Northern Rhone, I realised I had no winemakers to visit and break up the 500km trip. So, I found the number of Gilles BonnefoyÕs (Vins de la Madonne - a much respected winery in the Eastern Loire) and never having spoken, phone him up to ask him for any hot tips. It so happened that he had just started renting some of his old, organic Gamay vines to a young up-and-coming winemaker called Nadia Beaune who, he says, is making a very tasty wine. So come 7PM I arrive at the house/garage/winery and whilst Nadia wasnÕt there, I tasted for hours with her incredibly kind boyfriend (and winemaker) Maxime. Together they have taken it upon themselves to treat the fruit of these exceptional, high quality old vines with the maximum respect and minimal intervention. They started in 2018 by making a single juicy, concentrated Gamay Pet Nat and with a number of other cuvŽes lined up, it won't be long before I have more.

Tasting note: Sweet black plum; blackcurrant and bramble on the nose. Bright; concentrated and rich. A full dose of rich bramble and cherry; with super fresh; moreish acidity keepingthe mouthful alive. Cherry notes; blackcurrant leaf and even some black pepper develop. The soft fizz; juice and acidity work in harmony. Firm backbone of minerality that lingers on finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic farming with biodynamic principles. Whole bunch fermentation on wild yeasts with maceration on its skins for 4 week. Bottled without the added of any sulphur.
Features Black plum Black cherry Leafy XXXXXXXX Energetic

Features Black cherry, Black plum, Energetic, Fresh, Leafy, XXXXXXXX,
Tasting note Sweet black plum, blackcurrant and bramble on the nose. Bright, concentrated and rich. A full dose of rich bramble and cherry, with super fresh, moreish acidity keepingthe mouthful alive. Cherry notes, blackcurrant leaf and even some black pepper develop. The soft fizz, juice and acidity work in harmony. Firm backbone of minerality that lingers on finish.
Drink with
Pizza, Teriyaki pork, Veal,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Les Reves Oublies
Wine Name No Toxic
Style Red
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Gamay
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 13%
Production 800
Aging 12 month in tank
Soil Granitic; Sandy soil
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Organic farming with biodynamic principles. Whole bunch fermentation on wild yeasts with maceration on its skins for 4 week. Bottled without the added of any sulphur.