The gamay is from Robert Surmann’s vineyard in Totness with 30 y/o vines grown on Black Sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. Trained and spur pruned. The wine is destemmed and fermented and aged in 500L old French oak barred with the berries for 8 months, then pressed racked and bottled. Don’t be deceived by her youthful light red prettiness and raspberry sappy aroma, for there is an intensity of clever conversation in the mind of its complex and beautiful and rustic savageness.
I make natural wine! For me, natural wine must be made from organic/ biodynamic grapes (naturally fermented). The winemaker must not fine, filter or add anything including sulphur! All of the Lucy M. Wines are made from organically farmed grapes, currently not certified, however in the next couple of years we are moving to certification at much cost to ensure another level of assurance. The wines have no added or natural sulphites. No chemicals are used in the winery, not even to clean (only water is used and occasionally alcohol which we distil at the winery), no sulphur is used in any part of the winery, not in the winemaking process or the storage of empty barrels. We would like to make wines for health, to the betterment of humans and the environment. – Lucy M