Generous and wild: Vincent Ledy
Vincent Ledy is one of a kind: a guy with a great, unpolished talent, and a vigneron that no doubt will divide opinions amongst many wine geeks.
His old-vine intensity (most plots are older than 40 years), low-sulphur vinification and bottling, and unmanipulated fruit – no new oak – produce both an intense and a fulfilling style of wine.
To me, it’s a very gratifying style. For some, it’s too much. These are wines with individuality and character, and while Vincent is “just making his wines,” they have a strong identity that will – if you let them – thrill your hedonistic senses to the limit. What can I say? Vincent Ledy.
His products are borderline vins de nature, but not quite. They are generous with tremendous old-vine fruit, a bit like Mme. Bize-Leroy, but again, not quite.
A genius? Perhaps not in the traditional sense, yet genius takes many forms.
“A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery,” according to James Joyce. Again, perhaps!