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2020 Lampyres 'Soleil le Vent' Rouge

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietals: 35% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 30% Macabeu, 5% Muscat Petit Grains
  • Roussillon, France
  • Organic farming
  • Hand-harvested; spontaneous fermentation; 15-day whole bunch maceration; co-fermented and aged 2 months in stainless steel tanks
  • Unfined/unfiltered
  • 11-14% ABV
  • Distributed by Soil Expedition

François-Xavier Dauré (F.X. for short) is a 4th generation winemaker from the village of Espira de L'Agly. F.X. helped out with the family winery from a young age before joining Tom Lubbe at Matassa in 2015. Inspired by Matassa, he converted his family winery to Organic farming that same year. "For over 4 years, F.X. was in the vineyards hours before sunrise using a headlamp to see his work. People would joke that he looked like a lampyre, which is firefly in French."