Domaine de la Mechiniere Forgues Gamay 2016
Touraine, Loire, France
Averaging 20 years of age, Valérie's Gamay vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire. She farms them organically (soon to be certified) and harvests them by hand as of the 2016 vintage. The grapes are destemmed and thrown directly into stainless steel and/or fiberglass vats. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts; the wine is aged in vat. It is bottled without fining or filtering. The use of sulfur is minimal, finishing at about 10 mg/liter.