A 100% Gamaret Beaujolais that calls to mind its Valais peers.
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Château de Durette
Jean Joly from Liège (Wallonia) fell in love with the Beaujolais region. The story goes that he took his young wife to Saint-Amour for their honeymoon in 1964 and was carried away by this land, often unjustly disparaged. In 2007, he bought a vineyard in the village of Régnié-Durette, which he renamed Château de Durette. The originality of his plan is that in a sort of cooperative spirit, good friends acquired plots of vines of different Bordeaux vintages and signed tenant farming contracts with the Château de Durette, which thus has a vineyard covering 30 hectares. They include another native of Liège, Marc Theissen, who is in charge of the day-to-day management and marketing of the estate’s wines. When Jean Joly passed away in 2014, the vineyard remained within the family. It adopts a reasoned agriculture approach.
Popsss couldn’t resist this real Château de Durette curiosity: a cuvée that bears the name of its grape variety, a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner (white variety from the Müller-Thurgau region) developed in Switzerland in 1970.
The Beaujolais obtained a planting permit, but the Gamaret is still grown there only to a limited extent. An excellent reason to discover this unique wine, of which the Château de Durette produces 3,000 bottles a year. Gamaret is vinified using the traditional method in a cement tank. The wine is also matured in tanks.
Pleasantly fruity nose, with pronounced floral notes as well.
Fairly spicy structure in the mouth, but that preserves the fruity aromas. More tannic than most Beaujolais vintages.
Serve with cold meats or grilled red meat.
|Domain||Château de Durette|
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Dominant grape variety||Gamaret|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||5-6 years|