Gamay Noir Vintage Notes
Three hundred and fifty vines were planted in November 2009
Bud burst 02 September 2014
Veraison 19 February 2014
Hand picked 24 March 2015
Entered Oak barrel 23 May (Jaqueline Laura)
Availability Sold out
Bud burst 21 September 2015
Veraison 13 February 2016
Hand picked 27 March 2016
Entered Oak barrel (Jaqueline Laura, Ida May )
Availability sold out
Any vineyard will remember 2017. We were fortunate that we were small enough to pick the one day it didn't rain. Many weren't so fortunate.
Bud burst 22 September 2016
Hand picked 01 April 2017
Entered Oak barrel 25 July (Jacky)
Availability sold out
Bud burst 29 September (wet winter)
Hand picked 17 March
Entered Oak barrel 24 April
Availability few left
Seriously hot dry summer. with no irrigation vines were unhappy and volumes were very low although intense concentrated flavours
Bud burst 15 September
Hand picked 17 March (yes same as last year)
Entered Oak barrel 23 April
FRENCH OAK BARRELS
We use 228 l barrels from Tonnelerie Rousseau and 350l barrels from Tonnelleri billion.
Since its creation in 1954, the Rousseau cooperage has always based its strength on the same strong values: maintaining tradition, the love of a job well done, the constant pursuit for quality, which led, a to the ISO 22000 and PEFC accreditations. It is no coincidence that the cooperage trained 10 Best Craftsmen of France including Julien Rousseau, the founder, his son Jean-Marie and his grandson Jean-Christophe.
We use two types
Double toasting method ML
No intended complex woodiness
with this type of toasting.
Accentuates fruitiness, style and soil.
Underlines fruitiness, develops freshness.
Dynamic end notes in the palate.
Double toasting method M+
Developed empyreumatic aromas
(roasted coffee - toasted bread- mocha)
Oak extraction encouraging wood/wine exchanges of tannin and aromatic
A harmonious blended character, with slight toasted notes.
Supple and full bodied tannins
Neutralises undesirable molecules
Billon barrels have received the CTB (Centre Technique du Bois) stamp of approval, which guarantees to wineries and consumers around the world that these barrels meet the highest standards of quality in the industry. Of the more than 40 cooperages in France, only 8 cooperages have been certified by CTB.
The barrels are given names in the French tradition from the ladies of the family.
Jaqueline Laura 2015 TR allegara 228L
Ida May Piano 2012 228L
Tammy Jane 2015 TR allegara 228L
Iris Lilian 2015 TR allegara 228L
Kathleen Mary Anne NMLTH 2013 350L
Angela Anne NMLTH 2013 350L