Lu’ay Sami | Ancestrel | Fall 2019

In celebration of the season change and shift to Autumn, we have the pleasure of being able to announce the re-release of our much loved 2019 collaborative project “Fall”. A wine that feels almost designed to ease us into the cooler months.

In Autumn 2019, we were lucky enough to have a tip-off on some respectfully cared for grapes from a farmer in Corbières, destined for low intervention vinification as a classic regional blend. A year later, we were finally able to taste the result, everything had fallen into place, and we were so happy that we took it all.

Exclusively bottled and labelled for Ancestrel. We decided to name the wine “Fall” in honour of the Autumn months because in the glass and on the table, it oozed the comforting, hopeful qualities of those bygone months. We already knew where to look for the label. A friend of Ancestrel, Lu’ay Sami, had just finished an excellent series of paintings of trees that we loved. A combination of free-flowing brush strokes and ultra-considered fine pointillism. A sort of rich minimalism…just like the juice in the bottle.

Lu’ay Sami’s work tries to understand the relationship between man and nature in the age of technology. Heavily inspired by Science and Science fiction, his work explores whether or not man has become “as it were, the sex organs of the machine world,” as described by Marshall McLuhan in his 1964 publication “Understanding Media”. In our way, we endeavour to do the same.

We have had the privilege to hold on to enough of these to carry us through more than one change of seasons, an opportunity to share the development with you all as both ourselves and the wine mature, experiencing its growth as it evolves.

For more of Lu’ay Sami’s work, please visit @luaysamirsami and to pick up a bottle of “Fall” 2019, click through to our bottle shop via the link below.