Du Grappin Beaujolais-Villages Nature 2020

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Lancié, Beaujolais, France
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
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Extremely drinkable Gamay at that come-hither price point. From the vineyard of Les Raisses in Lancié, a gentle slope of decomposed granite and schist, next to the celebrated vines of Fleurie. The grapes come from a grower in the third year of organic conversion, with wildflowers and insect life now returned. Harvested by hand, fermented as whole bunches, by indigenous yeast, in concrete. Aged for six months in a large oak vat. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulphur. A little co2 is present in the bottle, so give it shake, or decant, before serving.

Le Grappin began in 2011 following Andrew Nielsen's five-year journey working for some of the world's great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay artisans in California, Central Otago, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley. The vision for Le Grappin is to seek out special sites in the over-looked, under-appreciated reaches of Burgundy. These Du Grappin wines are a natural off-shoot from Le Grappin; vins de soif, made to be delicious, fun and refreshing. We source our grapes from the passionate and revolutionary growers in the under-rated Mâconnais, Beaujolais and Rhône regions. They are made by hand in an ancient cuverie in the walls of Beaune, with as much care and attention as with the Le Grappin wines. The results are wines with vivacity and personality; a joy to drink.