Gamay Dire Gamay, L'Insolent
Organic

Gamay Dire Gamay, L'Insolent - NV

Item # 47141 750mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
$479.52 $431.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

François Ecot used to work in the New York wine world, but returned home to Burgundy to make it himself. This field blend of Gamay, Aligoté, Chardonnay, and Chasselas is cerntainly unorthodox, yet fresh, lighter-bodied, and perfect with a slight chill. Pair with crayfish in mustard sauce.


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Aligoté

The "other" white grape of Burgundy, Aligoté plays a struggling second fiddle to the regal white grape of the region, Chardonnay. Older Aligoté vines have been known to produce wines of high quality, displaying lovely citrusy and at times nutty characteristics - but even so, the remaining plantings of the grape are fast being uprooted to make even more space for the cultivation of Chardonnay.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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Chasselas

A white grape grown all over the world, including Alsace, the Loire, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. The best Chasselas wines, however, are produced in Switzerland, where the grape is called Fendant and is the most widely planted variety in the country. When made well, Chasselas is soft, welcoming and easy to drink.

Beaujolais

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