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 …

Serving tips

 

Serve it between 10 and 12°C.
Drink it now or wait 3-5 years.

food pairing

 

Red meat: quarry, rosbeef, beef Bourguignon

AOP Coteaux du Giennois Rouge

Centre Val de Loire

Le Gamay de Pépé

presentation

THE VINTAGE

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.

 

TERROIR

100% Clay-Limestone

WINEMAKING

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.

 SITUATION

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.

VARIETALS

100% Gamay

ageing

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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