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Country of Origin: France
Location: Southern Rhône
People: Lolita Sene, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
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Before becoming a vigneron, a 20-year-old Lolita Sene had another life as the artistic director for a French nightclub. Inspired to combine her love of partying and science, she returned to school to study agronomy with the ultimate goal of making wine. What she learned about conventional winemaking in school, she soon unlearned, discovering instead the wonderful world of natural wine. After graduating, Lolita got a job as both a cellar hand and a sommelier in the United States. She worked for several years serving and passionately defending natural wine before it became clear that this side of the business would not be enough. She needed to return home and make her own.
Today, Lolita is the owner of a plot of land in the Southern Rhône where she organically grows Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. While her production has grown from 1,800 bottles in 2018 to 8,000 in 2020, she is committed to never exceed 10,000 bottles, her motto being "start small, stay small."
Lolita does absolutely everything by hand, from working the vineyard to designing the labels. She utilizes a clique press, lightly crushes by foot, and fills her barrels by bucket. Committed to minimal intervention, Lolita’s wines use only hand-picked grapes, are never fined or filtered, and contain no additions of sulfites.
Amv Journal: New models #5: in the vineyard with Lolita Sène