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2014 Touraine Rouge
"La Guerrerie, a blend of 70% Cot (Malbec) and 30% Gamay, is presumably so called because of the war (guerre) that the Puzelat brothers feel they are waging on the authorities. It’s certainly by far the most exciting Malbec-dominated wine I have tasted from the Loire, benefiting from the lush, ripe, slightly rustic fruit that variety can provide, but also from the freshness of Gamay. It’s only 12.5% alcohol and has no obvious oak influence at all - just pure, unadulterated fruit fermented to dryness. I enjoyed it both with and without food for it is relatively soft. It’s not cheap but it does provide a counterpoint to the great mass of wine made today that can taste like a cocktail of oak and sugar."
-Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com
2013 IGP St. Pierre de Soucy
80% Gamay/20% Persan. In the shadow of Mont Blanc near the Swiss border, steeply terraced vineyards originally planted in Roman times were rediscovered in 1998. The domaine’s 17 acres of vineyards are planted on steep, rocky slopes high above the town of Freterive. The entire production is sourced from two single vineyard sites: Cevins and St. Pierre de Soucy. Cruncy pomegranate & currant flavors, lean, minerally & peppery with a tart, dry finish. Biodynamic. 12% abv. 416cs produced.
2011 Macon Bussieres
100% Gamay from Macon in the Burgundy region
712 cases produced. Fabien Duperray has been distributing some of the finest estates of burgundy for over 25 years, but until 2007 he had no vineyards of his own. He finally had the opportunity to acquire some small parcels of very old vines in Fleurie and Moulin-a-Vent in some truly special terroirs, and the results are nothing short of stunning. Fabien tends to every detail in the process with excruciating precision. From his biodynamically, certified organically farmed vines, to the hand pulling of weeds, the custom made barrels, the long elevage of 3 years, right down to the finest corks one can buy, the quality here at every turn is more akin to the most famous estates in the Cote d'Or. The wines are very limited but once tasted, you will understand what led David Schildknecht to write upon tasting the Desjourneys wines for the first time "The big story is some of the most remarkable Beaujolais wines of my experience, and perhaps ever rendered."
2010 Les Michelons
WA94, "This is my grand cru, says Desjourneys. The combination of blackberry and dark cherry fruit richness; soy-like savor; fine-grained structure; and energy, is compelling. Impression of salted, dried beef and crushed stone add further intrigue to this wine’s gripping finish."
100% Gamay, no carbonic maceration, approximately 1000 cases produced.
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