La Baronne, "Juste Le Rouge" 2022Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Variety: Grenache gris & Mourvèdre
It’s true: wine is good medicine!! La Baronne’s winemaker, Jean Lignères, is still a practicing medical doctor in the small village of Moux. He comes from a large family of doctors, inheriting the role of winemaker for the (now) 90-hectare estate his father purchased in 1957. His wife Anne, along with siblings Paul and Geneviève, run the winery. La Baronne is certified organic and biodynamic. Winemaking practices are gradually shifting away from oak maturation, and using more amphorae and egg-shaped terra cotta vats. Yet, Jean is careful to avoid the oxidative style that is associated with many natural wines.
This wine is completely untraditional, but we love it for this exact reason. Both Mourvedre and Grenache Gris come together in a young wine that is both juicy and structured. The Grenache Gris ages in earthenware jars for 6 months while the Mourvedre ages in steel for a wine with plenty of vibrancy!