This is a Gamay from Beaujolais made from vines that are over 80 years old. I don’t know if anyone else even carries this except for Chambers Street Wines in New York and Kermit Lynch in Berkeley, so it might be a little bit difficult to locate, but I would certainly recommend it if you can find some. I thought this was an absolute smasher.
Vinified Burgundian style in barrel with little to no sulfur, then bottled unfiltered, this is grown in what is considered one of the top granite soils in the region.
A cloud of ruby red in the glass. A mashup of violets and peppered twizzler — with a hint of watercress and some dank basement funk on the nose. Lush, ripe strawberry and raspberry dominate on the palate with some rhubarb and rose petal. Great purity of fruit and underlying minerality on the finish. Soft, yet solid acidity and impeccable balance. Very impressive and certainly a contender for top Gamay of the year. 13% alcohol. Imported by Kermit Lynch.