Gregory Guillaume l'Excentrique
Gregory Guillaume has 3 hectares of vines around the villages of Villeneuve-de-Berg and Alba-la-Romaine in Ardeche. He farms organically and follows up in with a minimum of intervention in the cellar, adding nothing to the wines at any stage.
l'Excentrique is a new one from Gregory made from Merlot planted in clay and limestone. After hand-harvesting the grapes undergo around a month of carbonic maceration before ageing in old barrels for ten months. Headily spiced with pure, blackberry and plum fruit and a rustic earthiness on the finish.