Hervé Souhaut, 'La Souteronne' Gamay 2020
Old vine Gamay planted within Saint-Joseph? Yes, it is a thing. Tastes like an intermediary between Cru Beaujolais and Rhone Syrah, with lift and guile but an underlying meatiness that is utterly delicious. This is outrageous drinking.
Producer: Herve Souhaut
Region/Country: Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhone, France
Production Method: Organic farming, low yielding old vines. Whole berry, semi carbonic maceration. Wild yeast fermentation. 8 months maturation in older oak. Bottled without fining or filtration and minimal SO2
Style: A dark fruited expression yet very buoyant and fragrant. Strawberry, black cherry, plum, fig paste, smoky herbs and pounded stones.