2020 Laurent Saillard La Paire Rouge

Loire Valley, France

A light and bright natty Loire Gamay blend with zero adds.



Delicious! Effortless stuff.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About the Wine

One of Laurent’s Negoce wines, he sources the Gamay and Grolleau grapes from another talented winemaker, Julien Moreau, who also produces high-level natural wines in the area.

Light, bright and fruit driven, this is a juicy wine with red fruits, singing in harmony with a meaty gamey wild character. It’s the kind of wine you always want to have on hand for an impromptu gathering, just so friendly and approachable.

Simply, its natural wine for everyone, not in your face crazy, but pure and expressive, and bloody delicious.

About Laurent Saillard

Beginning his wine like as a restaurateur, Laurent Saillard developed a love and appreciation for natural wines working in New York.

Returning to France he found himself in the Touraine sub-region of the Loire Valley. Working with Didier Barouillet & Catherine Roussel of the Clos Roche Blanche winery, he learned the art of lo-fi winemaking.

From 2012 he started his own project taking over a parcel of their vineyards, and in 2020 released his first Negoce wines, with organic fruit sourced from outside vineyards.

He makes pure, expressive wines of great joy.

Winemaker Laurent Saillard
Winemaker Laurent Saillard
Touraine, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Due to incredibly small yields thanks to extreme frost damage in 2020 Laurent sourced fruit from his friend Julien Moreau of Domaine de Cambalu. His vineyards are located next to Le Cher, a tributary of the Loire just east of Tours, on clay-limestone and are grown organically. A delightful co-fermentation of whole clusters of Gamay and Grolleau, roughly even amounts. Fermentation is a carbonic style is fiberglass. No added sulphur.

Blend : Gamay, Grolleau
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Listening to the ferment
Listening to the ferment
Laurent in the winery, Touraine France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Smoke sausage, ripe cherry, a sprig or two of rosemary herbal whiffs and some undergrowth too. Savouriness to taste, game meat and cherry juice, a dribble of cranberry, a lick of pasty tannin to finish. Delicious! Effortless stuff.." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)


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