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The Wines

100% Gamay St Romain (late 1970s, Gamay St Romain gives more colour, structure than Gamay classic), 50% from 0.3 hectare on Combeauc at Colombier le Vieux & 50% from Massardières at Bozas towards the Côtes Roannaises, both in the high valley of the Doux at 400 & 500 metres, young granite, very hard rock, with fine sand soils, 3-4 week semi-macération carbonique whole bunch, uncrushed harvest 10-12 day vinification at up to 23°C, 1 cap punching, used 300-litre cask raised 10 months, first wine 2011, unfined, filtered, 1,600-4,000 b

2018 ()

red robe; strawberry, red cherry airs in a good nose that channels out directly. The palate holds tangy red fruit, live red fruits, presents good clarity, dark little tannins in tow. This grows on me, has more foundation than just being about simple fruit. It’s zero flim-flam wine. 13.5°. 1,600 b. €12. 2023-24 Dec 2019

2017

clear, bright red robe. Acetate, red cherry fruit shows in a swarthy, muscled nose. The palate is compact, a bit unyielding, but gives a restrained run of red fruit, lasts firmly, and lacks pleasure. This is too tenacious for me, almost hard. 13.5°. To 2022 Nov 2018