Gamay Jean AOC Touraine 2018
No added sulfite: Only recentlythe Gamay “Jean” has been added to Steep Hill import program and the 2018 vintage is truly awesome. This wine is a homage to Raphaël’s Grand Father, whose name was, of course, Jean. He was in deep love with the Gamay varietal.
Raphaël decided to create this new cuvee in 2016, with the 2017 being the debut vintage. The main purpose is to focus on the natural fruit expression of the grape and this is the reason why he decided to elaborate this cuvee without any external addition of sulfites. The vines grow on clay-limestone and flinty soil averaging approximately 40 years of age with yields limited from 40 to 55 hl/Hectare. Fermentation and maturation occurs in stainless steel vats (no carbonic maceration), then the wine is bottled in spring. The final result is pure andimpressive marked by forest fruits and spicy notes and a broad, persistent mouthfeel. This is an ideal pairing with a goat cheese salad or “Parmentier” duck and it can be served partially chilled (14° to 16° C).