The Wine: L'Endemique Gamay and Syrah 2017
Red natural wine made from Gamay and Syrah grapes farmed organically in the Loire Valley, France, by talented young winemaker Jeremy Quastana, a disciple of Marcel Lapierre and good friends with Olivier Lemasson. No added sulfites, unfined, unfiltered.
The Producer: Jeremy Quastana
Jeremy Quastana is a rising start in the world of natural winemaking. He worked with Olivier Lemasson for a few years and managed to grab a couple hectares of land not far from Olivier's main plot in the Loir et Cher, not far from Cheverny. Before that, Jeremy learned the trade at Marcel Lapierre's winery and did a six-month internship at Clos Ouvert in Chile.
In four vintages, he has shown that he can make clean, highly drinkable wines with very little sulfur dioxide. Jeremy is still a young vigneron and he gets better every year. The vineyard is one plot composed of young vine Gamay, middle-aged Cot, and old vine Gamay on a gentle slope of clay over Silex.