2018 Le Picatier ‘Gaménits’ Gamay Côte Roannaise France
$30.00

2018 Le Picatier ‘Gaménits’ Gamay Côte Roannaise France

Brand new 0/0 Gamay from Côte Roannaise (the under-appreciated, hard-to-classify region in the 'upper' Loire near the Rhone and Beaujolais; confused? Us too...) made by Géraldine and Christophe Pialoux of Le Picatier ("The Picker"). Before settling in Géraldine's native Roannais, she and Christophe met in Burgundy while he was working for Joseph Drouhin, a producer using industrial techniques to grow grapes and make wines. Ultimately in Burgundy they found Dominique Derain and his then protégé Julien Altaber, two pioneers of natural winemaking in the region.

2018 Gaménits: 

50 y.o Gamay vines grown on granitic soils from their domaine 

Whole bunch maceration for 2 months in enameled vats; after pressing élevage of half the juice in 225 liter barrels and the remainder in vats 

2018 was a difficult vintage in terms of drought so longer élevage was needed to aid issues with fermentation  

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