Les Champs Libres Lard des Choix Rouge 2020
Varietals: Syrah and Gamay de l'Ardeche
Les Champs Libres is a small negociant label run by René-Jean Dard and Hervé Souhaut, two of the most iconic organic producers in the Northern Rhone. The grapes are sourced from organically tended vineyards, and vinified without manipulation or intervention.
This is a blend of the area's major red grapes - Syrah and Gamay de l'Ardeche (a distinct vine of Gamay different from Beaujolais) - from organic vineyards, made in vat and bottled unfiltered with no sulfur added. Dark fruited with a basket of spices and a rocky backbone evocative of the arid land from which this comes. Light on its feet, fresh, and juicy. Really clean and precise and lightly grippy. Throw this in the fridge for a bit and serve chilled.