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Alexandre Giquel 'Maluseaux' Gamay 2021

Rustic but not wild, this is far from simple party juice
Gamay
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Red Fruit, Leather / Earthy

BODY: Light
DRYNESS:
Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium -
TANNIN:
Medium
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume & More), France

Grape Varietals:
Gamay

Winemaking:
Minimal Intervention, No fining, and No filtering
Crushed, Carbonic Maceration, and Wild yeast

Maturation: 0-6 Months Oak Barrels

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Wild mushroom and bacon risotto, pizza, roast chicken

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Black pepper beef stir fry, beef Bibimbap, Wagyu don

Description

Alexandre Giquel 'Maluseaux' Gamay 2021

Alexandre Giquel Maluseaux exemplifies the more serious and contemplative side of Gamay. Darker style of Gamay here, black fruit, powerful with a nice freshness and silky tannins.

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Gamay. The fruit comes from Alexandre's old parcel of vines, which were planted in 1967 and represent a massal selection. The vines grow in clay soils with silex, a subsoil of Tuffeau.

Taste Profile: The nose opens with a burst of bright candied raspberries, currants and strawberries aromas with notes of wet earth, mushroom and liquorice dancing around the periphery. The aromas follow through to the palate, where the earthy tones and darker kirsch fruit are brought forward. The weighty palate has a real vibrancy and energy thanks to its well-integrated acidity and fine grit tannins. 

Winemaking Process: Minimal intervention in the cellar. Pressing using an old vaselin, semi-carbonic maceration and some extraction. Fermentation with wild yeasts in neutral barrels. No fining or filtering before bottling with minimal sulphites.