Cru-Elles Ludovic Engelvin 2020

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The weekend

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Full, Earthy, Stylish

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Cru-Elles Engelvin is 100% Biodynamic Grenache farmed on ancient clay limestone soils in the Languedoc. Cru-Elles (so named as it was born shortly after a break up with his then girl friend) is stunningly fresh young Grenache with a balance rarely captured in this grape from the hot regions of France. Every time i drink it, i am astonished, the guy is still only 25 and he is making wine like this! He makes several others now and they are all superb, try them!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Ludovic Engelvin
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Grenache
Terroir Clay Limestone
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Short refinement in vat with the lees
Total Sulphur 10 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years but superb now
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

Ludovic Engelvin started his wine career as a somellier, running a wine shop.

After studying under Didier Daganeau in the Loire Valley he decided to return to his native Languedoc, and bought a single hectare of Grenache vines, growing on sandstone and clay limestone, which he began to vinify. He quickly established himself as one of the brightest young wine making talents in France and soon sold his shop to make wine full time. He uses no mechanical intervention, just a herd of sheep to maintain the land, and only herbal remedies being used on the vineyard - no chemicals here! Bottling takes place without fining or filtration. Ludovic is a serious and sensitive soul and this is transmitted in his superb expressions of the Grenache grape variety, of which he now produces several.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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