Our wine of the month is a delicious Gamay, produced by renowned Scottish hotelier David Levin and his Australian wife Lynne at their organic winery in the Loire Valley. Their wines showcase a blend of French terroir manipulated using new world winemaking techniques.
The organic viticultural practices used by the winemaking team ensure that the resultant wines display wonderfully pure fruit, showcasing the freshness which has become a hallmark of Loire wines.
The fact that David owns 19 distinct vineyard plots, over two different types of terroirs, allows the estate to experiment during the blending process, consistently delivering wines that are balanced and complex.
This bright purple Gamay holds pure Loire Valley expression in its aromas of lavender, violet, cherry and chocolate. The red berry flavours mix it up with some butterscotch and spicy savoury characters followed by a silky, textured finish. David and Lynne describe their style as an amalgam of Old World tradition and New World finesse that they have crafted on their three vineyard sites of Oisly, Choussy and Bourre.
£26 a bottle
£4.75 x 125mls
£6.75 x 175mls
£8.75 x 250mls