2015 VDF ‘Le Cuvee de l'Hotel’

2015 VDF ‘Le Cuvee de l'Hotel’

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We have had this in our cellar for a while now. The longer it sits, the better it seems to get. A blend of a two-day maceration of Gamay and a direct press of Hybrid 54-55. No added sulphur. Matt’s red initially went volatile, he then blended it with some Gamay from Benoît Landron and left it to come back around.

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Cuvée: 2015 VDF ‘Le Cuvee de l'Hotel’ (Grolleau & Gamay)    

Style: Still

Colour: Red

Grape Varieties: Gamay Manille, Grolleau and Hybrid 54-55 – all from Matt’s 80-year-old vines, 0.3ha plot. Blended with Gamay from Benoît Landron

ABV: 

Vintage: 2015

Hand-harvested, crushed & fermented in fibreglass. Light punching (pigeage) morning and evening for seven days then pressed. The first racking was completed on December 25. Aged 8 months in fibreglass

Ageing: Eight months in fibreglass

Sulphur: blended with lightly sulphured grapes from Benoît Landron

Soil: Conglomérat d'Ingrandes

Yield: low