2017 Jerome Lambert Le Zu Defruit
From an obscure part of Anjou in Loire Valley, this focused natural wine producer has a strong following, globally.
Fanatical farmer, zero adds in cellar, this is the variety grolleau. It took an hour, then whoosh, did it sing. Patience. Amazing perfume, stunning flavours, freshness, purity and this crispness to texture. It feels nourishing and digestible, a red wine tonic of crunchy, just ripe berry fruit, slate-like mineral notes, crystalline, refreshing acidity and this levity and vitality that can’t be beat. Tannins are superb, feathery yet firm and very succulent. It’s mouth-watering, thirst quenching stuff. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front