Verdier-Logel "Poycelan" Côtes du Forez 2022


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): 100% Gamay

Localisation: Côtes du Forez, Loire Valley, France

Tasting Notes: This Gamay from Verdier-Logel has a depth and intensity which maks it very satisfying and luscious in the mouth. The volcanic soils give tension, while the fruit is selected from a parcel where it ripens more and yields a very intense wine. A beautiful dark deep core of fruit in the mid palate alongside spicy and toasty notes.

Food Pairing: A superb wine for Duck, Game, or stronger cheeses.

The Domain:The Logel's aren't your typical vignerons - Jacky was a joiner and carpenter, and Odile was a dietician. But when Odile's father retired they decided to go to live in the Cotes du Forez near Clermont Ferrand in the massif central and take over her grandfathers estate. Jacky studied viticulture and wine-making in Mâcon and their first vintage was in 1992. The Domaine is planted with Gamay, Viognier and Pinot Gris - a nod to Jacky's home Alsace.

They have always worked organically and made the wines with low intervention, to truthfully express their distinctive terroirs. They are making delicious expressions of Gamay from the southernmost extremity of the department of the Loire. It's a slightly forgotten wine region, between 400 and 600 metres above sea level in an unspoilt environment. They make 3 expressions of Gamay all with tension, energy, freshness, but also full body and rich flavour.