Grain Nature 2017, Marie Thérèse Chappaz

£62.62
34 in Yorkshire Cellar for immediate delivery
Product code
41CZ0317
Switzerland  Valais 

A Dole blend (Pinot Noir and Gamay) but without any sulfites.

Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Late Harvest, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2022
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
  • Pinot Noir
Frequently Bought Together
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This wine is from the Champ Drury vineyard - the blend is between 90% Pinot, 10% Gamay to 80% Pinot 20% Gamay depending on the vintage.

Nature means indeed natural, no added SO2 or anything. Originally Marie Therese was a bit worried that the wine wouldn't travel or keep all that well, but enough people insisted and so far nobody's complained. 

The soil here is limestone, and the vines are quite young by Chappaz's standards, a little over 25 years.

At first taste it's mostly Pinot, but if you have tried the Champ Drury Pinot you can see what goes missing when the Gamay's not along for the ride.

Details

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Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2017
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2022
Variety Gamay, Pinot Noir
Is Mature No
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
Aged In Foudre (big wood)
Key Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Late Harvest, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Bought In (year) 2019
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Like most of Marie Therese's wines, spontaneous fermentation with ambient local yeast, around 14 days maceration and maturation in oak, not new oak for this one but second/third usage

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