Brand: Love & Grapes is a project from biodynamic winemaker Fred Niger of the renowned Domaine de l’Ecu. He has partnered with organic and biodynamic grape growers throughout France and Italy to craft cuvées that express “purity of fruit, poise and precision”.
Philosophy: “To be drunk with no fuss and with friends!”
Winemaking: Grapes are from a certified organic and biodynamic, 2 hectare vineyard near the villages of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine in the Southern Rhône. Vines are 25-30 years in age, south facing and in clay dominated soil. Gravity pumped, wild yeast fermentation in stainless steel, vinified without sulfur [30mg of total SO2 added before the bottling], no fining or filtration, aged in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Transparent red-violet in colour, with aromas of caramel, violet, black cherry, and peppery spice. Black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, garrique, white pepper and fresh acidity drape across black tea tannins. Iron minerality runs through to the dark fruit and spice finish. Engaging, pure and sleek.
Vin de France