2021 Grenache du Gard
Laurent is originally a chef from Brooklyn!
Although born and raised in France, Saillard used to pour wines at his bar in New York! Now he makes them in the Loire Valley. He began his career in winemaking working with Didier Barouillet & Catherine Roussel of the Clos Roche Blanche winery. He began his first solo vintage in 2012 and has never looked back. Laurent’s wines are carefully thought out, constantly observed and precise. No chemical sprays and everything done by hand, Salliard looks to create wines that can age but also have maturity beyond their years. Due to terrible weather conditions in 2021 Saillard had to look further than the Loire for some fruit. Organic Grenache from Gard in southern France. Destemmed, and fermented on skins for five days then pressed to tank. A bit more robust than Saillard’s usual reds but still maintains the freshness ever present in all his wines.