Daniel Bouland, Côte-de-Brouilly 2020
Bouland with the business yet again! Guile and saline moreishness that you won't often find from Côte-de-Brouilly.
Producer: Daniel Bouland
Region/Country: Côte-de-Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Wild yeast fermentation, whole bunches in concrete vats. Aged in old foudre and bottled without fining and filtration.
Style: Brooding and fragrant, with great minerality and dark fruit purity
Pairing Suggestion: Game, poultry, grilled meats, vegetable dishes
Profile: Gamay has been best known for producing fresh and fruity wines for early consumption. This is now changing, with the natural wine movement in Beaujolais, and more producers placing more emphasis on high quality production meaning Gamay has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts. Wines now show racy acidity alongside richness of fruit and clear minerality. Plantings are increasing outside of France, with producers in Australia, New Zealand and USA producing wines in a range of styles.
Classic Regions: Beaujolais, Loire Valley (France), Yarra Valley (Australia), Central Otago (New Zealand), USA