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Gamay Pierres Noires, Domaine Jean Maupertuis 2022
Jean Maupertuis tends 3.8 hectares of vines in the commune of Saint-Georges-sur-Allier and La Roche Noir. He works principally with a local strain of Gamay referred to as "Gamay D'Auvergne", but also owns a little bit of Pinot Noir and a tiny amount of Noirfleurien, an ancient local varietal found only in the neighbouring village of Mirefleurs. Most of his vines are aged between 40 and 100+ years. Jean doesn't use chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides in the vineyard, preferring to work his soils and develop their indigenous microflora. Everything here is done by hand, and naturally. This includes the use of no chemical fertilizers or pesticides in the vineyard.
The wine has a beautiful cherry colour and is very fruity, with strawberry and berry notes, pepper and wet forest soil plus a nice bitterness. Quite light, smooth, yet full of flavour.
Producer Domaine Jean Maupertuis
Origin Saint-Georges-sur-Allier, Auvergne, Loire, France
Grapes Gamay (80-100 year old vines)
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, carbonic maceration. Fermented in barrique with indigenous yeast. No filtration, no fining
Notes Natural, Organic