Gamay La Plage, Domaine Jean Maupertuis 2022

Domaine Jean Maupertuis


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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.

This wine has terrific dense fruit reminiscent of dark plums and sloes. The earthiness kicks in but just lends a savoury dimension to the wine. Amazing.

Producer  Domaine Jean Maupertuis

Origin Saint-Georges-sur-Allier, Auvergne, Loire, France

Grapes Gamay 

Vintage 2022

Alcohol 12.5% ABV

Style Medium body natural red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest, carbonic maceration. Fermented in concrete with indigenous yeast. No filtration, no fining

Notes Natural, Organic