2020 Marie Thibault 'Roue Qui Tourne' Rosé Pet Nat
100% old-vine Gamay dry and earthy. No sulfur
Gamay from Azay le Rideau AOC -- mainly from the Domaine (bottom of her parcel that tends to be better for acid as it ripens late)
Not from a winemaking family, but with degrees in biology and oenology, Marie Thibault began making wine in the early 2000s. She worked for a time at François Chidaine in Montlouis, where she fell in love with Chenin Blanc. In 2011, she founded her own 3.5 hectare domaine in Azay-le-Rideau, a lesser known environ of the Touraine appellation. While in some sense this is a new beginning for Marie, she has over a decade of experience making wine and benefits from strong relationships with many growers in the region such as Noëlla Morantin and Frantz Saumon. It sounds cliché, but her passion and energy are infectious; she’s also humble, learning one year to the next how to progress and improve.