Le Gamay de l’Allie VdF 2018 BiNaume
Region: Saint Pourçain, Loire
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production: lutte raisonnée, hand-harvested, low sulphur
BiNaume is a project started by Claire Naudin and her husband Jean-Yves Bizot. Post the catastrophic conditions in 2016 they went looking for grapes and their search ended 200km west of Beaune in Saint-Pourçain. Gamay, Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) are the norm here so it felt like the right location for this new adventure.
Grapes are transported by a refrigerated truck back to the domaine. They are vinified whole-cluster in cement tank with no sulfur. Minimum extraction is favoured with early pressing to favor the fruit and limit the extraction of tannins. They need a little oxygen after opening and Claire recommends decant or even a good shake if you are bothered by the CO2. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
From Gamay-friendly granite soils, the élevage is in cement dolia – amphora-shaped tanks. This is very fresh and vibrant, with notes of soft red berried fruit, fennel and black pepper. Thirst-quenching and extremely digestible!
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