Another interesting name! This, the domaines top cuvee, is made from 100% Grenache from 77 year old vines. It is aged in barriques for 15 months. Only 100 cases produced!
Jean-Marc Espinasse says “The story and the name of this wine come from this tiny rocky block located inside a prehistoric river bed. This parcel is the last harvested and definitely the most qualitative even if located officially in an "Vin de Table" area. The "lunar" soil in which our dear old vines are planted, is only composed of bleached pebbles and our farming-winemaking methods linked to moon influence are also explaining this "Lunatique" name.
Winemaking took place in small porous concrete tanks in order to respect “terroir” diversity and allow air exchange during the fermentation, eventually permitting life and expressions of aromas. Our mature stems have been treasured in order to aerate naturally the must during the winemaking, bringing sediments and natural acidity to balance alcohol and tannins.
In order to keep its natural qualities, we have not filtered this wine and a deposit is quite normal. This natural fine wine is complex, rich with hints of coconut, blackberry, anise and kirsch.”