Raphaël Beysang Noah 2019 MAGNUM

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REGION:
Saint-Germain-Nuelles, Beaujolais, France
GRAPES:
Gamay
VINEYARD:
Organic
CELLAR:
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
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Very stony and mineral but with beautiful fresh fruit, and incredible length, this is a really special wine great to savour in large format - bottled in magnum only. Gamay from Sarcey, vines planted on Granite soils in the 1950’s. The grapes were given two weeks whole bunch maceration. In the barrel, a flor developed and Raphael decided to go with it, as every time he tasted the wine there was no oxidation, just reduction, he left it for 15 months. This is the wine Raphaël says he is most proud of making, so he named it after his son Noah. It is the last time on this parcel for him as Emélié has bought it!

As a child growing up in the Alsace, Raphaël worked in the vineyards of the Meyer family in Nothalten and he has barely left them since. After some years working in Alsace, he left for the Auvergne to work with Vincent Marie of No Control. That’s where he met Emélie, originally from Quebec, who worked with Aurelien Lefort and Patrick Bouju before eventually joining up with Raphaël when he was offered the vines in the south of Beaujolais through a contact of Vincent (he still sells some of the fruit to him.) Enough of the stellar CV’s - now they plough (no pun intended, but yes do use draft horses in the vineyard) their own path. For winemaking generally they macerate whole bunch, dropping the grapes into the cuve and not interfering before pressing, bottling always without any additions, fining or filtering.