Les Vignerons Parisiens, 'Lutèce', 2017, Vin de France, France

£15.99

This wine is a clean and velvety white which has oodles of flavour and texture. Similar to other white Rhone wines, it has butterscotch, apricot, lemon, and tropical aromas. Great body, finesse, and weight. Very nice indeed, and a great way to show the way some parts of the French wine industry are breaking free and trying new concepts. 

Les Vignerons Parisens is the first and only urban winery in Paris. Located in the 3rd Arrondissement, the enterprise was founded by Matthieu Bosser with two partners: oenologist Emmanuel Gagnepain and biodynamic viticulture consultant Frédéric Duseigneur. Their biodynamic and certified organic grapes are sourced from four different growers (to which Emmanuel and Frédéric already consult), located in the communes of Visan and Sabran in the southern Rhône. Whilst the traceability of the grapes is known to the exact parcel, the wines are not allowed to carry any mention of appellation, for two reasons. Firstly, since they are vinified outside the region (some 500km north of the vineyards, to be exact) and, secondly, because all but one of the cuvees produced are single varietal wines for which no regional appellation exists. The wines are therefore all commercialised as Vin de France.

Producer: Les Vignerons Parisiens

Country: France

Region: Vin de France (Declassified Rhône Valley)

Grapes: Viogier, Marsanne, Roussanne

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2017

Status: Vegan, Organic