2020 Vivanterre 'MVB' Gamay
Gamay MVB is 100% Beaujolais. The grapes are sourced from 3 different vineyards. The main source is in Moulin au Vent, a parcelle of 65-year-old vines, planted on pink granite. The vineyard is a total of 1.6 hectares, which is farmed organically, with legal organic certification expected this year (in 2021).
A second vineyard in Brouilly provides 30% of the grapes. It is a south facing vineyard that has deep clay soils rich in limestone. A great contrast to the pink granite of the Moulin au Vent vineyard. The Moulin au Vent and Brouilly vineyards are farmed by Julian Betrand.
The last vineyard is owned and farmed by Patrick and Justine. The grapes are planted on granite rich soils laced with quartz.
The wine making is simple; whole cluster fermentation, aged in a combination of clay amphorae and used oak barrels with no fining, no filtering and no added SO2 at any point of winemaking. Our Gamay MVB will be bottled in May 2021 according to the biodynamic calendar. The harvesting, wine making, and elevage was done by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau.