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2017 BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES

Lancié, just south of Morgon and Fleurie, is considered by some to be the forgotten cru of Beaujolais. Fifty-year-old vines root deeply into alluvial pink granite on a south-east facing slope beneath the village itself. Whole clusters of Gamay Noir are kept under a protective layer of CO2 for intracellular fermentation (Carbonic Maceration). After a week, the grapes are pressed off into stainless steel and used Pinot Noir barrels to finish fermenting. After an additional five months on lees, the wine is bottled with minimal sulphur. 13% ABV

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2016 MACON VILLAGES

South of Uchizy, and North of Pouilly-Fuissé, this plot of twenty-five-year-old Chardonnay is in the town of Péronne. Soils here are a combination of limestone and clay. The grapes were harvested in early September and were pressed into stainless steel without any added SO2. After a short cold settling to eliminate the gross-lees, the juice was moved into 350L and 400L barrels. After eight months on fine-lees without batonnage, the wine is lightly filtered and bottled.

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2016 COTES DU RHONE

This wine is made exclusively from Grenache Noir, planted near the town of Nyons. This terraced vineyard features sixty-year-old vines, planted on granite and schist terraces. The Mistral is much stronger here than in the Southern Rhone, so the east facing slope is constantly pummeled by these northern winds. The wine is whole-cluster fermented for three weeks in open-top vat. The wine is then pressed off into neutral burgundy barrels for seven months. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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