Bruno Duchene, Côte Vermeille La Luna Rouge

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In a past life, Bruno Duchêne was a wild mushroom distributor in the Loire valley. Today, he lives in the town of Banyuls, where he produces dry reds from some of France's hardest to work vineyards.

Bruno owns 4 hectares spread over 4 parcels, all on schist but with enough exposition and micro-climate variations to keep things interesting. Banyuls and Collioure's vineyards are notorious for being extremely low yielding and very difficult to work mechanically, which has subsequently led to an ever-increasing abandonment of these legendary sites.

Vintage: 2019

Varietals: Grenache and Carignan

Farming: Orgnaic, No Added Sulfites