Domaine de L'Épicurieux

L'Epicurieux Primitif Gamay

$45.00

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COUNTRY

France

VARIETY/TYPE

Gamay

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

11.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Fruity, Fine Tannins, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Plum

Nose: Floral, Earthy, Violet, Berries, Cherry

Pairings: Roast Chicken, Fried Calamari, Duck and Plum Sauce, Dumplings

 

Olivia's Pick:

Sébastien and Charlotte Congretel named their 2.5 hectare Domaine L’Épicurieux after the Greek philosopher Epicurus, who advocated living in such a way as to derive the greatest amount of pleasure possible during one's lifetime. Not surprisingly, this is a very apt description for their balanced and highly pleasurable Beaujolais! Charlottle and Sébastien follow a very thoughtful and principled approach to their viticulture, strictly adhering to organic standards and moving toward biodynamic certification. This Gamay is all about fruit. It's a little cherry bomb that undergoes carbonic maceration and a short vinification before bottling without filtering or fining.

THE VARIETY

Gamay

Primarily grown in Beaujolais, France, Gamay is incredibly delicate with floral aromas, earthy undertones and is very easy to drink. Well suited to cooler climates, the variety is also grown in places such as New Zealand, Canada and Oregon. Light-bodied and highly aromatic, it’s great for an aperitif and it goes magnificently with French cuisine. Riper, fruit-driven new world Gamay goes very well with south-east Asian dishes too.  
THE REGION

Beaujolais

Beaujolias is located north of Lyon in eastern France, overlapping Burgundy in the north and Rhône in the south. Located inland yet near enough to the Mediterranean Sea, the region experiences a temperate climate. The Gamay grape is used to make all Beaujolais wines with the exception of white Beaujolais, or Beaujolais blanc, which is made of Chardonnay grapes.