Dark ruby in colour. The nose is packed with earthy red fruit aromas- cherry and fraises des bois. On the palate, ripe and deliciously fresh with harmonious tannins and a pronounced minerality. Notes of leather and tar mingle with truffle, rounding her off nicely. Really lovely.
His Gamay vines are situated at Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne in the Brouilly region of Beaujolais and grow on granite soil. There are 12 hectares of old vines (60-80 years) in total - 7 in Beaujolais, 4 in Brouilly and 1 in the Cote-de-Brouilly, all grown strictly according to organic priciples; indeed Jean-Claude is hoping to convert to biodynamic within 3 years. This particular Gamay is from vines Claude's grandfather reports were old when he began farming in 1940. Rich and invigorating, look out for manifestations of black fruits and green herbs. Delicious!