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100% Gamay (mid-1980s) from galet stone on red-brown clay soils at 350 metres at Givors, 50-100% destemmed, 15-16 day vinification, a little pumping over, then cap punching, aged 1-6 year 228-litre casks 12 months, unfined, can be filtered, first wine 2013, called La Montée des Autrichiens, Vignes de Pierre Gérard before late 2010s, “I harvest it very ripe, because at 12.5°, it’s too acid”, 2,800 b

2018 ()

dark red, purple tints; has a strawberry jam aroma offers a joli, real cosy curve, comes out frankly. This has a good, firm attack, holds dark red, mulberry fruit with life in it, and a late saline note. There’s crunch in the tannins – this is 50% whole bunch – and it’s very drinkable, shows a touch of late power, is good for la table. Its length sustains on red fruit, raspberry, is good and upbeat. 14°. To 2022 Dec 2019

2013

fine red robe. Has an attractive, open nose with a compact aroma of red cherry, raspberry. The palate holds supple fruit, likewise texture; it is good and round, tasty and drinkable, w.o.w. wine. There is licorice at the end. It has character. 13.5°. 100% destemmed. To 2019 Oct 2015