Maxime-François Laurent 'Il Fait Soif', Côtes-du-Rhône, France 2018
After the passing of her husband, Philippe, Michèle and son Maxime-François discovered their own creative voice at the Gramenon property (one of the Rhône's most sought after producers). Today, they work twenty-six hectares employing organic and biodynamic practices, with a non-interventionist stance in the cellars, bottling old-vine fruit with little sulfur, without fining or filtration, highlighting the purity of their small winery. This is a wine of lively red fruit and soft tannin. A total pleasure to drink. A little chill would be delightful.
Grape: Grenache, syrah
Soil: Limestone, Clay
Pairing: Caramelized pork belly, spicy Chinese