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One of my inspirations; hand made wines, as straight as a dye in their truth, a tiny cellar that evoked the poems of Lermontov, and fruit from the fabulous Côte Brune. Supreme artisan work. His last vintage was 1993, but the purple years were the 1980s. Marius's three favourite vintages of that decade, in order, were 1989, 1985 and 1988. Yvonne would handle the corks, and together they would take a day to bottle one of the casks at a time.

Marius Gentaz & Yvonne Dervieux 69420 Ampuis