Olivier Lemasson Cheville de Fer
Region: Loire Valley
Olivier comes from Brittany where he fell in love with wine working for a caviste in Rennes. He went on to spend some time working with Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais where he learnt more than just the basics and fostered the philosophy of winemaking which he would continue.
This is his Cot (Malbec) made from 70 year old vines, fermented with native yeasts and bottled without fining, filtration or sulphur after 6 months in old oak. Wonderfully fresh and sappy with raspberry, mineral and green pepper aromas. Funky but not over the top and shot through with a zippy acidity.