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Vini Libre | "Fall" | 2019

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CARIGNAN, SYRAH, CINSAULT + GRENACHE - 2017

LOIRE, FRANCE

SUSTAINABLE | LOW INTERVENTION

13.5% ABV

"Exclusively bottled and labeled for Ancestrel. We made the decision to name the wine “Fall” in honour of the Autumn months, because in the glass and on the table, it oozed the comforting, hopeful qualities of those bygone months. Perfect with a take-out curry or a three-day cassoulet. And maybe it was just a little bit of a wistful bow to all of those amazing things about the harvest, wine and winemakers that we've missed so much while in constant lockdown.

We already knew where to look for the label. A friend of Ancestrel, Lu’ay Sami, had just finished a wonderful series of paintings of trees that we loved. A combination of free flowing brush strokes and ultra considered fine pointillism. A sort of rich minimalism...just like the juice in the bottle.

Lu’ay Sami’s work tries to understand the relationship between man and nature in the age of technology. Heavily inspired by Science and Science fiction his work explores whether or not man really has become "as it were, the sex organs of the machine world" as described by Marshall McLuhan in his 1964 publication, Understanding Media. In our own way, we endeavor to do the same."

Christophe Bosque of Vini Libre is a rare thing: a vigneron who is also a negociant. As a negociant, he has spent a decade seeking out Europe’s most expressive grapes and terroirs. And thus, when he came to make his own wine – a natural progression – he was able to source his grapes from his o=]=]]]]]==n portfolio, from vineyards which he knows intimately. In both his negociant, and winemaking projects, Christophe is looking for something which he describes as vibration: an energy that he feels through the terroir and the grape and which, with skill, may be preserved in the glass. He finds this only in vineyards which are living terroirs, worked without chemical intervention