Where to find natural wine

When in Kentucky: buy these French wines

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Kentucky.

The below vintners often use no sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the winemaking or the bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities. (Around 10 mg per liter. Ask the merchant or the importer.)

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2008

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Le Mazel - Saint-Philippe - (syrah)

2005 - USD 17 - red fruit jelly dominates the nose - onctuous, red fruit jelly, the wine is not drying the palate

A shop in Lexington, Kentucky: Wine + Grocery, 486 West Second St, KY 40507, tel: 859 225 0755

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2006

blush Vin de table - Le Mazel - Pétillant rosé - Carignan

[2004] - USD 10 - not much showing on the nose - pink grapefruit, few mid-sized bubbles, very sweet, fresh, a note of brewer's yeast (slightly acidic and bitter)

A shop in Lexington, Kentucky: Wine + Grocery, 486 West Second St, KY 40507, tel: 859 225 0755

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2005

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Le Mazel - Briand - (grenache)

2001 - USD 16 - intensity of flavour, red fruit (blackcurrent, blackberry), roastbeef - intensity of flavour, red fruit (blackberry), onctuous from entry to exit, no smoked note, balanced acidity.
Note: some bottles may show a fizzy whisper or an acrid (acetic) hint -- serious airing (with a decanter or by waiting 24 hours) should dissolve these drawbacks.

A shop in Lexington, Kentucky: Wine + Grocery, 486 West Second St, KY 40507, tel: 859 225 0755

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2004

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Le Mazel - Cuvée C'est Im-Portant

2002 - USD 13 - served cool (maybe at 14°C), do not decant - formidable on the nose, fruit jelly, blackberry or blackcurrant sorbet, crushed blackberry, a note of smokiness, cherry, ligneous - juicy, cherry, a plant note, dry, fresh like a fruit juice (with a hint of grapefruit) - the wine lingers with blackcurrant and strawberry

A shop in Lexington, Kentucky: Wine + Grocery, 486 West Second St, KY 40507, tel: 859 225 0755

 

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