Le Gamay de Pépé – Coteaux du Giennois Rouge
Cuvée in tribute to our grandfather René, a founding member of the Coteaux du Giennois appellation. This cuvée is made from very old Gamay grapes that he planted over 60 years ago.
A very deep colour, le Gamay de Pépé is a sumptuous wine with an intense texture. Excellent balance between fruit, acidity and a long finish
A jewel to be discovered whole-heartedly amongst friends.
Sumptuous, Intense and Fruity …
Serve it between 10 and 12°C.
Drink it now or wait 3-5 years.
Red meat: quarry, rosbeef, beef Bourguignon
AOP Coteaux du Giennois Rouge
Centre Val de Loire
Le Gamay de Pépé
2018 shows every sign of being a sun-driven vintage. Having braved the unusual weather conditions, 2018 is a unique, early vintage – a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather, ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. September’s fine weather helped to maintain the quality potential of the harvest.
In conclusion, the 2018 vintage is set to be all about elegance.
Alcoholic fermentation is performed in vats for 10 to 14 days at temperatures between 26 and 32°C. Throughout this process, the must is pumped over twice daily so as to maximize the extraction of colour and tannins.
Situated between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard of 191 hectares has a temperate climate thanks to the Loire River, with a continental influence from the east. It’s planted on hillsides of the Loire extensions of the geologic formations of Sancerrois and Pouilly. Coteaux du Giennois is a small and recent appellation, even if one can find archeological evidences of winegrowing in this region since the 2nd century. In full expansion with authentic wines that reveal the originality of their terroir.
Malolactic fermentation is performed in stainless steel tank. To finish the wine is racked, aged for 10 to 12 months and the bottled.
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