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Grand

Lonis

SELECTED BY
DOMINIQUE LAPORTE,
BEST SOMMELIER IN FRANCE 2004

On the ancestral and rocky lands at the end of France there is a forest. And in the middle of the forest there is a clearing. In this clearing there is a strange tree which is higher and bigger than the others: it is neither a cedar nor an Umbrella Pine, but a cross between the two. Most of the time it blends in with the other trees, but happy is the man who came across it in its "hour of glory" - when it had changed its appearance and had quite simply become blue...

An old wine grower who looks about 100 years old and knows each and every path and all the local stories claims that the Grand Lonis (for that is how the tree was christened) has mysterious powers: it is the guardian of these vineyards and is a wise tree which proclaims an exceptional vintage.

It´s a story we would like to believe in - here where life revolves around bunches of grapes.

The Grand Lonis and its magnificent blue - a mystery or a legend?

The wise old tree leaves the clearing, plunges back into the forest, but carries on speaking... and we listen to it...

Grand Lonis