Olivier Pithon "Lais Blanc"

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Grapes: Macabeu + Grenache Blanc + Grenache Gris

Region: Languedoc, France

Vintage: 2021

Viticulture: Biodynamic

Soils: Schist + Limestone Clay Marl

Vinification: Direct press

Aging: ½ in wood vats and ½ in barrels for 10 months

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: None added

Notes from the Importer: Originally from Anjou, Olivier grew up working in the vineyard. Rebellious youth he headed to Bordeaux to continue his studies and in 2001 settled in Calce after being introduced to Gérard Gauby by his brother Jo (Pithon-Paillé). Oilvier came to Calce with his cow Laïs and his mare and immediately set to work farming a few hectares organically and biodynamically. He was the 2nd in the village to do so which earned him the nickname "Bio-man." Today the domaine has 19 hectares of certified organic and biodynamic vines which Olivier farms with the help of 6 cows.

It may seem strange to give a wine the name of a cow. It’s not so warped once you meet Laïs, a Jersey, in Catalan country; she summarises this wine pretty well. We hope that through these wines we have acquired a combination of freshness, depth and complexity for White Laïs and a balance of freshness, fruit and tannin for the Red Laïs. The very local blend of these two cuvées are a testament to the diversity of our terroir in Calce..

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