2016 Gamay sur Volcan, La Madone, Côtes du Forez, Gilles Bonnefoy
From the furthest southern reaches of the Loire wine region, benefitting from the influence of the Massif Central, this biodynamic Gamay is a storming wine with so much presence it puts legions of Cru Beaujolais to shame. With a nimble 12% alcohol, but a lionheart of fruit, the volcanic soils are the reason for the depth of plum fruit and thrilling acid line. One of the most arresting wines I’ve seen in a long while.
HH&C`s tasting note: Gilles Bonnefoy grows his vines according to biodynamic priciples, on the volcanic slopes of the Massif Central, overlooking the southern Loire River. 100% Gamay (the grape variety most commonly found in the Beaujolais), this vibrant red is bursting with life. Colour is vivid ruby-purple, with fresh, lifted, red berry aromas. The palate is ripe, spritely and pure, with good depth of flavour and a harmonious, long-lasting finish. This is sold as a case of 12 bottles. Price includes delivery to the UK mainland.