Cuvee des Galets Rouge 2015 Coteaux de Pays du Gard, France

Very juicy with a soft, slightly cloudy purple colour and gentle flavours of blackberry, liquorice, pepper and nutmeg.

This natural red wine made with minimal interventions in the winery, which means no allergens were used in production and no sulphites used before bottling. It hasn't been filtered or fined.

Natural wine at its best: easy to drink, easy on you and your body; made sustainably, so you should drink responsibly!

Serving and food suggestion: Drink lightly chilled with barbecued meats.

Location: Coteax de Pays du Gard between Nîmes and Avignon. Vineyards are to the west of the Rhône, next to Costières de Nîmes, France.

Grapes: Grenache (50%), Syrah (25%), Carignan (25%)

SHORT HISTORY: Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues is a co-operative cellar in the small town of Estézargues which is located near Avignon. Les Vignerons D’Estézargues is truly unique in the wine world. All over France the co-op still plays a very important role in the production and sale of wine. Co-ops receive grapes from members and then make wine from them, this wine is made in large batches and grapes from many different vineyards are vinified together; the focus is on producing wine in quantity. Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues takes a fundamentally different approach; starting in 1995 the ten different growers in this co-op began to vinify their wine separately and make single cuvées from their best plots. On the heels of the single cuvée evolution Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues began to practice natural winemaking. Possibly one of the only co-ops in the world to do so, Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues uses no external yeasts, no filtering, no fining and no enzymes are employed on the grapes during the winemaking process. Denis Deschamps is currently overseeing the whole project.

Conscientious farming, no yeasts, no enzymes, no new oak and no SO2 before bottling. Low yields. This wine does not contain organic logo on the label as the winemakers did not certify the wine.

 

  • Short cuvaison
  • Maturation for 10-15 days in stainless steel
  • Bottled in March/April after vintage.
  • No filtering or fining.
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