2017 Esmè Rouge
100% Estate Grown Gamay sourced from our close planted vineyard (7700-11,111 vines/ha)
Gently handpicked to ensure all bunches remain intact, the grapes underwent traditional whole cluster carbonic maceration for 3 weeks, without any addition of sulfur. Matured in old barriques for 7 month, and bottled without fining and filtration in October 2017. Minimal sulfur added just prior to bottling.
The wine opens with an intensely perfumed nose, showing wild strawberry and redcurrants with hints of violets and wild fennel. Medium bodied, the palate is sweet’n’silky, full of juicy red fruits, with fine/chalky tannins. This wine has great length and persistence, with a wonderful fine spice and lively acidity to finish.
1608 bottles produced.
Cellar to 2022