2017 Bruno Duchêne L'Anodine
Bruno Duchêne is originally from the Loire Valley where his family had a thriving business selling farm machinery. He then became a distributor of wild mushrooms in the Loire and Burgundy and discovered wine, particularly meticulous made, non-interventionist wines. Bruno produces three red wines - they are all produced almost entirely from Grenache but also include a little Carignan. Instead of highlighting different terroirs with separate bottlings, Bruno bottles based on his various farming practices. Anodine represents the areas that are impossible to work mechanically, and where the soil work has to be done entirely by hand.