Olivier & Lafont Syrah 2019
- Textured, savoury
We love a clunky French to English translation. According to Gerald Lafont and Baptiste Olivier, they are ‘making pleasure wine for consumers’. I’m sure that’s not exactly what they were hinting at, but we get the picture. This syrah eschews that typically rigid French practice of working within one region by sourcing fruit from both the Rhône Valley and the Languedoc area. What results is a stylish, and yes pleasurable, wine that isn’t limited by geography. It has dark red fruits, stunning minerality, great drive and a finish of smooth tannins. So cast aside what you think you know about French winemaking tradition and dig in to something far more pleasurable and exciting.
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Looks like this is either a wine sourced from various regions in France or it's from a smaller region that we haven't gotten around to writing about for you yet! If it's the former, well, it's hard to make general comments about a multi-regional French wine. So let's assume it's the latter: we've been lazy. Forgive us, there's only two of us, and we're mere mortals. We'll get round to writing something inspirational about this obscure (hopefully, otherwise we're in trouble) region eventually. Meanwhile, shoot in your suggestions (and your resume?), or just rejoice in the fact that there's something magical about heading off the beaten track and telling your friends all about that amazing grape that grows in the hinterlands of a place that doesn't even make it on the map – or Vinomofo's regional writeup section, at least.