Wine - Laurent Fell, Mas De L'Escarida (Wright's Import)
Laurent Fell made the decision to become a winemaker through tasting other wines from the region, made by great producers like Le Mazel & Jerome Jouret. He was lucky enough to find some of the highest vines in the Ardeche, on south facing slopes at 500m altitude on the edge of the wild and mountainous Cevennes forest. He’s on his own up this high, which is beneficial as there is no risk of pollutants from other vineyards and plenty of biodiversity. His wines are at once deep, juicy and refreshing, with a freshness from the cold winters at this altitude. All vinified in tank to preserve the freshness of the fruit, and bottled with zero additions, these are wines of immense drinkability.