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Bois Jacou

Jean-Francois Mérieau

Bois Jacou Bottle
Appellation
Touraine
Variety
Gamay
Age of Vines
10-60
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk
Altitude
120 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast semi-carbonic fermentation in tank
Aging
5 months in tank

Overview

It is hard to remember a time when being excited about Gamay was like confessing your love of velour leisure suits. Now that Beaujolais is a requirement on every wine list in the country, it ‘s thrilling times talking about the Loire’s take on this variety. Jean-François makes an excellent example of Touraine Gamay, more nervy, high-pitched and mineral than Beaujolais but so satisfying to drink slightly chilled while arguing about the best way to grill a steak.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Touraine
  • Proprietor
    Famille Mérieau
  • Winemaker
    Jean-François Mérieau
  • Size / Elevation
    35 hectares / 120 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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