Domaine de Pierre Touraine Gamay 2020 75cl
Tasting Note: Gamay - the grape from Beaujolais, but this from the Loire is outstanding. Offering all the lovely light fresh fruit and approachability that you want from Gamay, but with a zippiness as well!
Producer: Lionel Gosseaume officially founded this estate only in 2007, though has followed long-established family footeps in wine. The estate is named after his father, Pierre. He cultivates 36 hectares of which the majority is Sauvignon Blanc, though there are a few hectares of old vine Gamay which he uses for his very good interesting and complex red. The vineyard also includes some of the classic grapes of the region: Cot, Pinot d’Aunis and the Cabernets – Franc and Sauvignon, which are used for a very pale, aromatic dry ros. The vineyards are located between the Loire and Cher rivers, mostly in the Choussy commune, a few miles south of Blois. It’s at the heart of the Sauvignon de Touraine region . Approximately 15 of the hectares planted with Sauvignon are located in Oisly (pronounced “wally”!). This area, with its deep water-retaining clay, topped with Sable de Sologne (local sand) is one of the best terroirs in the region for Sauvignon. In fact, Lionel claims that the first origins of Sauvignon in the Loire are traceable back to a wild climbing vine in Oisly in the early 20th Century.
Country: France | Region: Touraine, Loire Valley | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Gamay