AOC Valais Gamay Domaine De Beudon 2014

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AOC Valais Gamay Domaine De Beudon 2014, biodynamic wine, lively, moreish, subtle, complex, shows Gamay potential as a very serious grape, Beaujolais Nouveau, this is not. On seeing and understanding where these wines come from and the labour of love which goes into this domaine, one is already getting out the credit card to buy a few bottles. Swiss wine doesn’t find its way to the UK that often, it is Europe’s special secret that they keep it for themselves. These wines from Beudon are stunning in their complexity, beguiling in aroma and texture and just lovely to drink. The alcohol is also low so you taste the grapes and terroir, not the booze. The Gamay has red fruits, dried fruits, notes of herbs and pronounced minerals and terroir on the palate, superb velvety texture complete this delicious mountain red.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De Beudon
Country Switzerland
Region Valais, Switzerland
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Gamay
Terroir Estate vineyards located 800 to 840 meters altitude. Soils composed of loess, moraine, gneiss soil
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Natural fermentation and ageing in stainless steel vat.
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential A wine that has deliciously fresh, fruity and textured in youth but develop to a very special wine with age
Food Matching On its own

Domaine de Beudon is a remarkable place; a tiny farm perched on the steep side of the Swiss Alps, removed from the world and locally known as the “vineyard in the sky”.

Located above the village of Fully, “there are two ways to visit us,” explains owner Marion Granges. “One is by small cable car or you can walk for an hour via steep mountain tracks.” Domaine de Beudon is the only wine grower there. Produced in tiny quantities, from just a 6-hectare estate, Beudon wine very rarely makes it out of Switzerland and onto the international market. Cultivating vines there is highly challenging, every wine lives on steep rocky soil. Since 1992, the Granges family has been religiously applying biodynamic viticulture and organic practices. Producing biodynamic wines almost feel like a visceral need for the Granges family, it is about making a statement that if it’s possible in Beudon, then it can be done anywhere. All ferments are naturally started, there is no added sugar or human intervention, only Mother Nature. The Beudon vineyards produce Pinot Noir, Gamay, Humagne Rouge and the two local crossings Diolinoir and Gamaret. The white-wine varieties are Petite Arvine, Fendant and Riesling-Sylvaner. The wines taste as pure as the mountain air that vines thrive in. In youth, they are deliciously light if not a little austere and quiet. With age, they become something quite special and would rival many old vintages from more illustrious appellations over the border in France.



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  1. Patrick


    As you’d expect for the price, this is not a regular (carbonic massarated) Beaujolais style Gamey. Think Cru villages like Morgon or Flurie (more to the grippiness of the Morgon for me).

    Lots of black fruits as well as red (plenty of cherries!) and a surprising amount of body for a Gamay. I bought it as I really liked the same producers white (fendant). Despite already being a huge Gamay/Bojo fan, I was still surprised by how much I liked this wine.

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AOC Valais Gamay Domaine De Beudon 2014