Les Champs Libres - Lard, des Choix Rouge 2018
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche, Rhône Valley, France
Imported by Louis / Dressner
From the importer-
Les Champs Libres is a small négociant run by René-Jean Dard and Hervé Souhaut. The grapes are sourced from organically tended vineyards, and vinified without manipulation or intervention. A methode traditionelle and still Saint-Peray are produced, as well as a Crozes-Hermitage and two table wines (white and red), Lard, des Choix.
The latter is a play on words: "L'art des choix" means the art of choice. "Lard" means lard, so the implication is that these wines go good with pork. Also, when said quickly, "Lard, des Choix" sounds like L'Ardèchois, where both these fine gentlemen are from. This cuvée name shows without a doubt that the French are masters of puns.