Domaine Guillaume Gilles 2019 'Combeaux Massardieres' Gamay de la Vallee du Doux (VdF)

Domaine Guillaume Gilles 2019 'Combeaux Massardieres' Gamay de la Vallee du Doux (VdF)

Item Number: 15675

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Ardeche
Sub Region: Ardeche
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite
Elevation: 600 meters

Terroir: A few years ago, Guillaume acquired a 0.3-hectare plot of 40-year-old Gamay planted in pure high-acid granite at 600 meters altitude in the Ardèche. He produces a mere 800 bottles per vintage on average—although he will soon augment that with 0.4 hectares worth of more recently planted vines.

Tasting Notes: This 2019 is well-structured and bare-knuckled in its minerality, offering tremendous energy and a certain intensity that speaks perhaps more of Cornas than Gamay, yet still with an underlying sense of lift and purity of fruit.

Harvest: Manual
Stems: Yes; similar to Cornas treatment
Yeast: Native
Fermentation: Semi-carbonic
Fining: None
Filtering: None