Loire Valley, France
Gamay, Gamay Teinturier & Pinot Noir
Bright, super tart cherries, raspberries & full blackberry, blueberry jam bounce over a depth of leather, earth & cocoa. Serve with a little chill.
Three quarters of the harvest is pressed directly, in whole bunches. Then the other quarter of the grapes, also in whole bunches, is submerged in the direct-press juice for a 3-week maceration. No crushing, no pumping over, no additions, more infusion than extraction. After 3 weeks the whole lot is pressed again and put into old barrels then lightly filtered and bottled with a touch of added SO2.