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Gamay Sauvage

Domaine Grand'Cour

Gamay Sauvage Bottle
Appellation
Geneva
Variety
Gamay
Age of Vines
25+
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. With the resurgence of Beaujolais and growing interest in this variety in the Loire Valley, what was once seen as Pinot’s country cousin is now getting its own 15 minutes of fame. Jean-Pierre’s version is called Sauvage because it is a selection massale of the variety unique to Geneva. Powerful and structured with fine tannins and that joyful red-fruit profile that lovers of Gamay swoon for, this is an example of the variety that belongs on every Gamay-lover’s table.

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