Domaine l'Ecu

Nobis "Love & Grapes" Syrah 2021

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic
Nobis “Love & Grapes” is a reflection of Domaine de L’Ecu winemaker Fred Niger’s belief that no winemaker works alone. Indeed, they work with the weather, the vineyard, and even with friends. This juicy, biodynamic Syrah, produced with a mixture of estate fruit and grapes grown by friends in declassified Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, is elegantly structured, yet unfussy, with notes of black cherry, blackberry, peppery spice and earthy, forest floor. Beautifully balanced, with a long, smooth finish, this wine is fantastic with friends you love, herbed fries, burgers, and charcuterie.

Domaine l'Ecu

Many feel that Domaine de l'Ecu is among the very small group of French domaines to thank for the popularity of Muscadet. The domaine was an early adopter of organic viticulture in the Loire, well before before it was fashionable to do so. The vineyards of Domaine de l'Ecu in the Loire and the Rhone have been certified organic by Ecocert for over 40 years and certified biodynamic by Demeter for over 20 years. There are a series of non-negotiable "house rules" that apply to all the wines at Domaine de L'Ecu: biodiversity in the vineyards, low yields, harvesting by hand, fermentation with indigenous yeast, no pumping or racking of the must (only gravity), and minimal use of sulfur. All in all, it is a philosophy of "no make-up"; just true wines without adulteration or artifice. Under the direction of dynamo Fred Niger, who purchased the property from legendary farmer Guy Bossard, the domaine has maintained its reputation as a top grower of terroir-transparent, age-worthy wines, and has evolved and expanded into new realms with its extensive line Vin de France varietal wines aged in a combination of amphora and barrel, and sometimes amphora alone. Fred Niger is a true visionary. His endless experiments and collaborations with fellow vignerons, have earned him a place in the wine world's most adventurous and creative circles.


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