La Vignereuse - Mayga Dark Pet Nat Gamay VDF 2020 750ml (13% ABV)
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Truly a wild & different sparkling Red Bubbles from 40-year-old Gamay vines grown on a mix of calcareous soils & clay, (farmed organically by Marine Leys herself), 2020 yielded a very ripe and concentrated, dark-skinned fruit - so this one-off release was born (just 28 cases produced!) , Amarena cherry-like - expressive "Quinaquina" bubbly, smashing plums, hibiscus, all spice, electric pomegranate juice that is absolutely delicious.
Bring on the Ceviche & real Marsielle Bouillabaisse.
The grapes are hand-harvested, sorted, and direct-pressed. The spontaneous fermentation starts in inox tanks and is bottled unfiltered, just before the fermentation is finished to finish as a pet-nat in the bottle. Lightly disgorged & with absolutely zero sulfur added.
More info on the Producer:
Marine farms 5 hectares of hillside vines planted to Duras, Syrah, Braucol, Mauzac, Loin de l’oeil and Gamay.
Before starting the Vignereuse, she had worked for years behind the camera in film production across Europe, where she then moved to Canada, Ireland and eventually, Turkey. It was there that Marine found herself helping her employer plant a vineyard. She worked in the cellar and eventually handled the winemaking after studying in Beaune.
In 2012, Marine made her way to Gaillac to work and learn under the guidance of her friends, the legendary Plageoles family. In 2014, she found 5 hectares of vines in Andillac and the Vignereuse project was launched. Her first vintage delivers precise, flavorful and refined wines that speak both to the quality of the Gaillac as one of the most underrated AOP in France, and to her skills as a young winemaker.