Domaine Guillaume Gilles 2019 'Combeaux Massardieres' Gamay de la Vallee du Doux (VdF)
Item Number: 15675
Sub Region: Ardeche
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.
Stems: Yes; similar to Cornas treatment