100% Gamay from Pizay Single Vineyard, Morgon, Beaujolais, France. Certified Organic, Low Intervention, Native Yeast, Spontaneous Fermentation, Unfined, Unfiltered.
HISTORY: Thibault Ducroux is one of those winemakers who has been enticed by the vine from practically a toddler’s age: the son of a Beaujolais grower, he recalls how quickly he became passionate while learning the basics of the trade in his father’s cellar. His desire to understand more about vine-growing led him to study a classical viticulture-enology course in the region, but the real game-changer came when he discovered the works of Jules Chauvet, the ingenious 20th-century research chemist, winemaker and négociant venerated as the father of the French natural wine movement. 2019 was his first vintage!
Vineyard: Pizay, a plot of 3 hectares of clay-silt with an average vine age of 40 years. Organically farmed by Thibault himself.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are hand-harvested and then undergo the traditional whole-bunch carbonic maceration over 3 days at low temperatures in a concrete tank. They then undergo a very slow press. No fining, no filtration, max. 2ppm of SO2 added at bottling.
TASTING NOTES: A very juicy and fruit-forward wine.
FOOD PAIRING: Thanksgiving!