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Vin de Savoie Gamay Chautagne Maillet 2015

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One Line Description Stunning mountain wine, complex and alive, like a red fruit compote on a crisp spring morning overlooking the Alpine foothills, these wines make you fell alive!
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Savoie, France
Producer Jacques Maillet
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Gamay
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Molasse soils (marine sediments agglomerated) and limestone screes
Total Sulphur Level 10 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-7 years
Production Detail Biodynamic. The fermentation and the aging are done in vats without any added yeasts. The wines is not fined or filtrated before bottling and only a very low proportion of sulphites can be added, only if needed, when bottling.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Vin de Savoie Gamay Chautagne Maillet 2015, biodynamic wine, elegant, classy red wine from the mountains. The nose reveals itself progressively on red fruits aromas with a spicy note at times. The mouth has great vivacity but the whole is definitely harmonious and fluid. A well-balanced wine with a real intensity and great character. The fermentation and the ageing are done in vats without any added yeasts. The wine is not fined or filtered before bottling and only a very low proportion of sulphites are added, only if needed, when bottling. Raw, rich vibrant Gamay, a unique expression of the variety and well worth discovering!




Jacques Maillet is nearing retirement and with no immediate successor, it looks possible that the wines may be lost and this would be a tragedy. The vineyards of Domaine Jacques Maillet are planted on the hillsides of two lieu-dits overhanging the Rhône river: Les Vignes du Seigneur and Le Cellier des Pauvres. The soil is composed of molasse (marine sediments) and limestone screes which produces great acidity in the wines. The vines are South West facing exposed to the sun and planted at an altitude between 250 and 380 metres above sea level. The vines are very old with an average of 47 years and some vines of Mondeuse stretching back over 100 years. This is a mythical winery, totally biodynamic in approach and headlong in the pursuit of quality. The wines above all are electrifying in their precision and intensity. They age beautifully as our few bottles of 2011 Gamay are showing well. In youth, they bring zip and life to the mouth and make you want to drink, drink and drink some more!

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