Southern Rhône, France
Vin de France
Laurent Clapier took over his family's farm in 1999, which spanned more than 70ha of mixed use crops. Right away, the decision to farm organically was clear, for which he was certified in 2004. The following year Mas Théo was born. Immediately, Laurent began to think about biodynamic practices and hasn't looked back since. He realized there was more energy and life in the vineyards and has gone on to receive full Demeter certification in 2011. Another interesting caveat, Laurent took over an old quarry cave called 'Les Caves Cathedrales', located in the village of Saint-Restitut, where his cellar is dug into thick, chalky rock - the basis for what is essentially the perfect aging environment.
Le P'tit Ga is a light and energized blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, transformed into a summery, fresh-drinking number. This is fruit forward but with some savoury and spicy characteristics lingering in the background. The fruit is ripe and juicy with red plum, tart cherry and blackberries at the core of this wine alongside some notable herbal notes of dried mint and eucalyptus and a hint of spice. Fresh, bright and fruit forward.
Perfect to pair with Middle Eastern dishes like baba ghanoush and kafta, a wide range of chicken dishes, a tapenade dip for lighter grazing or leaner meats from the grill.