Gastine, 2020, Bugey
Grapes: 70% Gamay, 30% Chardonnay
Region, Country: Bugey, Savoie
Soil: Limestone, marl and granitic bedrock
Harvest: By hand, organic & biodynamic
Winemaking: Co-macerated and co-fermented on ambient yeasts
Winemaker: Jérémy Decoster and his partner Isabelle Coiffier
It is a field blend of about 70% Gamay and 30% Chardonnay. Jérémy and Isabelle love a field blend and it has a long history in the region. There used to be many vineyards that were planted with different varietals in the same parcel in Savoie. Hand-harvested Gamay and Chardonnay from the same parcel are picked at the same time and macerated together. Fermentation is with ambient yeasts like all of their wines. Colour is like Gamay. Comforting smell of a cherry pie. Fresh and lively, showing off its mountainous cool terroir.