Producer: 1006 Vins De Loire
Region: Cotes du Forez, Loire, France
Grape Varieties: 100% Gamay
The Loire runs 1006 kilometers from its source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic Ocean, making it the longest river in France. From grape to glass, Pauline Lair makes minimalist wines in her urban winery in Angers, a project fittingly named 1006 Vins de Loire. Through personal and lasting partnerships throughout the Loire Valley, Pauline makes wines that honestly reflect their terroirs. By selecting growers with respect for their land and who follow the principles of organic farming, Pauline carefully monitors each plot throughout the year to ensure only the best quality fruit is designated for her wines. Realizing the quality potential of the vineyard work, fermentations are spontaneous, and elevage is gentle and respectful of terroir.
Labeled by variety rather than the appellation, the range from 1006 Vins de Loire are far from being divorced from their place of origin. Rather, Pauline’s wines are equally satisfying for enthusiasts familiar with every nook and cranny of the Loire’s terroirs and those just learning about this region’s diverse wealth of varieties and regional expression.
Single parcel on volcanic soil at 450 meters in the Cotes du Forez. Hand harvested, indigenous yeast fermentation, 95% in tank and 5% aging in barrels.