0,75 & 1,5 L |
Granite soils - such as those of the Beaujolais, where it reigns supreme - are the preferred terroir of Gamay. Characterised by its freshness of fruit and its lively vinosity - too often pushed to the point of caricature, particularly in the Beaujolais "primeur" style - Gamay is magnified when vinified "à la beaujolaise" i.e., in whole bunches (carbonic or semi-carbonic maceration), which exalts the organoleptic singularity of the grape variety and softens its acidity and its natural tannins, whereas Burgundian vinification gives a more structured texture. Farmed and produced following natural methods, Gamays are at once deliciously drinkable and offer real depth.
Mâcon-Cruzille Manganite 2015 Clos des Vignes du Maynes⎪Red⎪Gamay⎪0,75 L⎪ Mâcon-Cruzille⎪Burgundy
Beautiful Gamays à Petits Grains from a 1953 massal selection, planted on the manganese-rich clay-limestone soil of the plot known as Les Rosiers. Aged on fine lees for 11 months without racking.
VDF Leynes 2012 Philippe Jambon 2012⎪Red⎪Gamay⎪0,75 L⎪Vin de France⎪Beaujolais
Old Gamay vines from the Leynes terroir, very small yields and great concentration: a red with intense fruit (black cherry) lifted by spices, and a silky, lively mouthfeel.
VDF Noir de Creuse Noire 2011 Jérôme Guichard (Magnum)⎪Red⎪Gamay⎪1,5 L⎪Vin de France⎪Beaujolais
From old Gamay vines on the granite terroir of the Creuse Noire lieu-dit in the village of Leynes: a beautifully balanced wine of frank character, perfectly balanced after a decade of cellaring.