Alexandre Giquel Maluseaux 2021

Rustic but not wild, this is far from simple party juice
  • $62.00

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Notes: Kirsch Raspberry, Currant, Strawberry Liquorice Wet earth, Mushroom

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium -

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 12

Origin: Loire Valley, France

Maker: Alexandre Giquel


  • Gamay

Fermentation: Natural, Biodynamic, Organic Slight Wood

Awards: Underrated

Decanting: 30 minutes

Asian Food Pairing: Black pepper beef stir fry, beef Bibimbap, Wagyu don

Western Food Pairing: Wild mushroom and bacon risotto, pizza, roast chicken


Alexandre Giquel Maluseaux 2021

Alexandre Giquel Maluseaux exemplifies the more serious and contemplative side of Gamay. 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. 

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.

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.