2020 Les Athletes du Vin VdF GROLLEAU Loire Valley, France
Les Athletes du Vin is a collective of some of the finest organic Loire Valley producers. Established in 2016, their objective is to make great value wines for wine lovers across the world, highlighting the appellations and grape varietals that contribute to the diversity and beauty of the Loire Valley. The vines are 60 years old and the grapes are hand-harvested and go directly into tanks for carbonic maceration, a winemaking technique often associated with the French wine region of Beaujolais, in which whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment before crushing. This technique is applied primarily to light to medium-bodied red wines to make them fruitier and to soften their tannins. This wine is aged in concrete tanks for about six months. It undergoes no fining and very light filtration. Put this red wine in your fridge and enjoy it slighlty chilled -- it is fresh, lively and delicious!