Cave Verdier-Logel
Volcanique Gamay Rouge2019
Loire ValleyFrance

£15.40

Cave Verdier-Logel, Volcanique Gamay Rouge, 2019

Cave Verdier-Logel
Volcanique Gamay Rouge2019
Loire ValleyFrance

£15.40

A varietal Gamay from four different plots in the Côtes du Forez to the east of Lyon. As the name ‘La Volcanique’ suggests the vineyards are planted in volcanic soils rich in basalt, which impart a distinct pepperiness to the wine. In addition to marked herbaceous notes, this wine also gives wonderful flavours of red cherries, raspberries, and a hint of meatiness. Fine firm tannins and a bright acidity structure make a versatile wine for food pairing, standing up well to charcuterie, terrines, and game dishes.

About Cave Verdier-Logel

The Logel's aren't your typical vignerons - Jacky was a joiner and carpenter, and Odile was a dietician. But when Odile's father retired they decided to go to live in the Cotes du Forez near Clermont Ferrand in the massif central, and take over her grandfathers estate. Jacky studied viticulture and wine-making in Mâcon and their first vintage was in 1992. The domaine is planted with Gamay, Viognier and Pinot Gris - a nod to Jacky's home Alsace.

They have always worked organically and make the wines with low intervention to truthfully express their distinctive terroirs. They are making delicious expressions of Gamay from the southern most extremity of the department of the Loire. It's a slightly forgotten wine region, between 400 and 600 metres above sea level in an unspoilt environment. They make 3 expressions of Gamay all with tension, energy, freshness, but also full body and rich flavour.