La Plage - 2022 - Jean Maupertuis
Nose carried by notes of small red berries, raspeberry and redcurrant on the first nose, cherry, violet, undergrowth... Palate: fluid and easily digestable, a pure expression of Gamay.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2026
A cuvée of Gamay from 50 to 60-year-old vines planted in sandy soils (sandy soils make you think of the beach, which translates into "la plage" in French!) on a south-facing parcel prone to water stress, which concentrates the juices. Harvested by hand, controlled yields. Natural vinification: indigenous yeasts, three weeks of semi-carbonic maceration in whole bunches, matured in vats, then bottled at the Estate in April 2023 without any additives, and zero sulphur!
Jean Maupertuis is a modest, rather reserved vigneron, and yet he is indeed the leading natural winegrower in Auvergne! After pursuing a career as a computer scientist in the Rhone Valley, while spending all his evenings after work in vineyards, he’d finally decide to leave it all behind to make wine. So he headed to Mâcon for a training programme in winegrowing and production, during which he...All wines
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