Lolita 150 BPM Red 2020
50% Clairette, 50% Cinsault and Mourvedre mix. A lovely mix of Clairette, Cinsault, and Mourvedre. Rustic and juicy, with dark blackberry and plum notes paired with earthy spice and fine tannins.
Vintage: 2020 | Producer: Lolita
Country: France | Area: Vin de France
Varietal: Proprietary Blend | Style: Red
Story Behind the Wine:
Lolita does absolutely everything by hand, from working the vineyard (hand-harvested) to designing the labels. She utilizes a clique press, lightly crushed by foot, and fills her barrels by the bucket. Bottling takes place on a small 4-bec machine.
Committed to minimal intervention, Lolita’s wines use only organically farmed grapes and are never fined or filtered with zero sulfur added. 150 BPM was produced in honor of Lolita’s new baby daughter, this wine is a 50/50 blend of Lolita’s and her partner’s, Nicolas Renaud of Clos des Grillons, grapes.
Enjoy this unique wine from one of our favorite new producers that will always stay small.
More about the Producer:
Before becoming a vigneron, a 20-year-old Lolita Sene had another life as an artistic director of a nightclub. This inspired her to combine her love of partying and science so she returned to school to study agronomy with the ultimate goal of making wine.
She quickly became bored of conventional winemaking and discovered the world of natural wine, which she felt touched on “a very particular emotion.” After school, Lolita worked in a cellar and as a sommelier in the U.S., passionately defending natural wine.
After a few years of this, Lolita was tired of just serving and talking about natural wine, and so made the decision to move back to France to make her own. Today, Lolita is the owner of a plot of land in the southern Rhône that grows Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
She began with just 1,800 bottles in 2018 and is currently producing 8,000 for 2020. She is committed to never exceeding 10,000 bottles because her motto is “Start small, stay small.”