An exceptional Gamay from its other, natural home of the Loire Valley. Fit to bursting with wonderful flavours of red cherries, raspberries, and a hint of meatiness. Silky tannins and bright, vibrant acidity make for a versatile wine that stands up to charcuterie, terrines, and game dishes.The fruit here is sourced 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.
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 made the wines with low intervention, to truthfully express their distinctive terroirs. They are making delicious expressions of Gamay from the southernmost 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.
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