LAURENT SAILLARD, GRENACHE, SYRAH 2021
Laurent Saillard, Grenache, Syrah 2021
In 2021 Laurent, like many in his immediate area was one of the worst hit by the weather of 2021, a mixture of mildew, some frost in April & hail -in August, meant he lost 90% of his crop. To survive he had to buy grapes and as they were not widely available nearby, he travelled to the south of France, where the year had been kinder. Working for the first time with Syrah & Grenache he chose to keep it simple, short macerations of both - the Syrah de-stemmed, the Grenache whole bunch, aged in tank separately and blended before bottling.
It's a delicious bright wine made for the barbecue or the table, lovely fruit and great with a light chill.