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Gamay Sauvage

Domaine Grand'Cour

Gamay Sauvage Bottle
Appellation
Geneva
Variety
Gamay
Age of Vines
15+
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Glacial molasse over Jurassic limestone
Altitude
450 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in concrete, manual pigeage
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels

Overview

Next to Pinot Noir, Gamay is the second most widely planted red grape variety in Switzerland. Jean-Pierre’s version is called Sauvage because it is an ancient selection massale originally from Burgundy and uniquely adapted to the climate of Geneva. Powerful and structured with fine tannins and a serious dark-fruit profile, this wine tasted blind has been confused for Pinot Noir. Made in a traditional Burgundian manner, this cuvée was created with the assistance of Jacques Tatasciore of Domaine de la Rochette.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Gamay Sauvage

Source: WA

Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Appellation
    Geneva
  • Proprietor
    Jean-Pierre Pellegrin
  • Winemaker
    Jean-Pierre Pellegrin
  • Size / Elevation
    15 hectares / 425-500 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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