Lunatico 2009

Our single vineyard old vine Grenache.

14.00% ALCOHOL

Yield of 20 hectolitres from 60 year old vines in a north facing single vineyard.
Hand picked late September. Destemmed, fermented at low temperature with natural yeasts only to obtain a full extraction of fruit and tannins to make a wine that will last 15 years or more.
An 18 month maturation in new and used 600 litre oak barrels follows.



What the Critics Say...

Gilbert Gaillard Gold Award
Gilbert & Gaillard on Lunatico 2009:

"Garnet in colour, the nose opens with red fruits, cocoa and sweet spices. Seduces the palate with its size, measured power and fine texture, then follows through with the sharpness of aromatic chocolate and it's length. Magnificent Grenache. 93/100"



About the name...

A lunatic in French means someone who is affected by the moon and its phases. In English it has come to mean someone who is crazy, which is what 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 Tango singer, but that’s another story.

Lunatico is made from old Grenache vines in a small north-facing vineyard that is set apart from the Liverna valley. It was the first vineyard to which I applied biodynamic treatments. The effects were remarkable, and crazy or not I follow the phases of the moon and the biodynamic calendar in field work and in winemaking.