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Vins de la Madone Côtes du Forez Mémoire de Madone 2020

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Vins de la Madone Côtes du Forez Mémoire de Madone 2020
Producer La Madone
Region, Country Loire, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 19526-750

Biodynamic. The Côtes du Forez lies on an ancient geological fault line near the source of the Loire Valley, in France’s Massif Central. The Gamay grape thrives in the volcanic soils here, and it is this potential that Gilles Bonnefoy saw in the mid-1990s, when he set up his estate. He now cultivates eight hectares of hillside vineyards, which he converted to organic farming in 2001, and biodynamics in 2009. Memoire de Madone is crafted from the estate’s oldest plots of Gamay: 50-year-old vines rooted in the basalt soils of the Massif Central, with yields that come in as low as 25 hl/ha. 





Vins de la Madone Côtes du Forez Mémoire de Madone 2020

Reviews

“Fifty year old vines that have seen over a decade of biodynamic farming and beyond double that of organics. A producer in the Massif Central, Loire and here with gamay for us to enjoy. Big up for the Central Massif. An inky, fuller gamay of dark cherry, raspberry, stewed plum, some minty notes and blackberry jam there too. Seems kinda weighty but lifts on tangy acidity and there’s a kiss of tannin for freshness and reset in the palate. Lush, in a way, but lively, an energetic red of ease of drinking and easy appeal. Nuff said.”
91 points, Mike Bennie

Reviews

“Fifty year old vines that have seen over a decade of biodynamic farming and beyond double that of organics. A producer in the Massif Central, Loire and here with gamay for us to enjoy. Big up for the Central Massif. An inky, fuller gamay of dark cherry, raspberry, stewed plum, some minty notes and blackberry jam there too. Seems kinda weighty but lifts on tangy acidity and there’s a kiss of tannin for freshness and reset in the palate. Lush, in a way, but lively, an energetic red of ease of drinking and easy appeal. Nuff said.”
91 points, Mike Bennie

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