R18 VDF Rouge
50 Grolleau/50 Côt. The name, grape blend and label details change from year to year to reflect the vintage--this year's R18 is completely different from R17's Gamay/Cabernet Franc/Syrah/Grenache mash-up of fruit purchased almost entirely from vigneron friends in the south of France (due the devastation of the 2017 vintage all over the central Loire Valley). Olivier's entry level red is made like his others: with whole clusters, short carbonic maceration, natural yeasts, no sulfur and no filtration. Bottled in late January 2019.