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Maupiti

Terre de l'Elu

Maupiti Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Gamay, Grolleau, Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
20-45
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) and biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Schist, quartz
Altitude
60-80 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in French oak vats, 15 day maceration
Aging
8-12 months in conical French oak vats

Overview

Vivacious but not vacuous is probably the best way to describe Gamay grown in the Loire Valley. It certainly can have a nervy tang but when it is done right it can make for a joyous evening if a somewhat less than celebratory morning-after. Thomas blends some Cabernet Franc into his Gamay to make Maupiti, a more seductive and seriously fun Loire Valley red than we’ve seen in a while. Three glous on the glou-glou meter.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Vin de France (Anjou)
  • Proprietor
    Thomas & Charlotte Carsin
  • Winemaker
    Thomas Carsin
  • Size / Elevation
    22 hectares / 60–80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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