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Vin de France Underground Orange Velvet La Ferme des Sept Lunes 2020

Yellow fruitFood-friendly wineWine for the adventurous
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12%

0.75L

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A macerated Roussanne wine aged in amphora. An unusual wine, reflecting the personality of its creator, winemaker Jean Delorbre.

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Jean Delorbre pampers his vines, planted on stakes in granite soils, on his twenty-hectare estate, as if he were tending to a large garden. Nearing biodynamic practices in the vineyards, using horses to till the soil, he applies natural wine making methods in the cellar: hand-picked grapes, no additives other than a minute dose of sulphites when the situation calls for it, indigenous yeasts and, most importantly, a great deal of imagination. Underground Velvet illustrates this perfectly, as it is produced from Roussanne grapes that macerated on their skins before fermenting in amphorae for twelve months. The wine was subsequently bottled without fining or filtration. The result? An amber coloured orange wine with a bouquet of honey, orange and tropical fruit, and a fresh, complex palate. A rare wine, produced in limited quantities, which will reveal its full potential when paired with spicy dishes. This vintage should be enjoyed well chilled within three to five years.

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Vin de France Underground Orange Velvet La Ferme des Sept Lunes 2020

The wine

Jean Delorbre pampers his vines, planted on stakes in granite soils, on his twenty-hectare estate, as if he were tending to a large garden. Nearing biodynamic practices in the vineyards, using horses to till the soil, he applies natural wine making methods in the cellar: hand-picked grapes, no additives other than a minute dose of sulphites when the situation calls for it, indigenous yeasts and, most importantly, a great deal of imagination. Underground Velvet illustrates this perfectly, as it is produced from Roussanne grapes that macerated on their skins before fermenting in amphorae for twelve months. The wine was subsequently bottled without fining or filtration. The result? An amber coloured orange wine with a bouquet of honey, orange and tropical fruit, and a fresh, complex palate. A rare wine, produced in limited quantities, which will reveal its full potential when paired with spicy dishes. This vintage should be enjoyed well chilled within three to five years.

About the Producer La Ferme des 7 Lunes

La Ferme des 7 Lunes is a family domain run by Jean Delobre. In times gone by, polyculture was the estate’s priority, and their produce was mainly table wine. A man of character, Jean decided to move away from the cooperative to craft his own wines in 2001; his vines had already been certified organic since 1997. The consistent philosophy at the domain is one that seeks to protect the earth’s raw material. This means, for example, that only native yeasts are used and extractions are gentle to retain the delicate nature of the fruit. Maceration takes around three weeks and the grapes ferment in open concrete vats. The wines are not fined or filtered, and when sulphur is used, it is added only in homeopathic doses. A gem of a vintner whose produce is to be shared and enjoyed.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : no

Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Region : Rhone Valley

Appellation : Vin de France

Owner : La Ferme des Sept Lunes

Vintage : 2020

Colour : orange

Service temperature : 10°

Viticulture : biodynamic and natural More information....

Size (in ha) : 10 hectares

Intensity : leaves you wanting more

Leading aroma : yellow fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Roussanne
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