Ramie 2016 – Coutandin
Sometimes I feel like an archeologist digging in the dark stinky caves of conventional and obvious flavors, I love to find gems like Ramie. I call it the vertical wine as it is produced on a slope of 90% grade, where harvesting becomes an extreme sport. Coming from grape varieties that are unknown to nearly anyone, this wine deserves the right to be called heroic viticulture. The sun rays hit the vines direct due to the grade and balance the cold from the valley. 2000 bottles produced. Fully bodied and rich.