Full, ample, warm
The grenache for our Lunatico comes from a small north-facing vineyard over half a century old. The grapes are hand-picked then sorted, though not destemmed, and vinified very gently over a 25 day period using only natural yeasts. Regular pumping over and occasional pigeage leads to sufficient extraction of fruit and tannins to create a subtle wine that has great length. The 24 months spent in 600 litre barrels gives Lunatico an ageing perspective of 10-15 years.
Alcohol 14.25% Residual Sugar 1.6 g/l Acidity 3.25 g/l
A 'lunatic' in French means someone who's markedly affected by the moon and its phases. In English it has come to mean simply someone who is crazy, which you need to be if you want to make wine! Lunatico was also the name of a famous racehorse that belonged to Carlos Gardel, the legendary tango singer, but that’s another story...
Gilbert & Gaillard Wine Guide: "Medium intense ruby. Focused, expressive nose with upfront red fruit and a subtle spice note. Full, ample, warm palate opening up to the fruit. The peppery nose dimension recurs on the finish. Lovely length."