G&V club picks - 3 Bottle "I just want to cuddle"
Villa Job Sudigiri Giulia Sauvignon Blanc
From 15 year old vines planted on a combination of marl, clay and silt soils and are hand-harvested in early-September. The grapes are not sorted and spend two days on the skins before spontaneous fermentation in open barrels begins with indigenous yeasts. Aged in concrete for six months, then three months in old barrels (4-5 years old) and then spends 2 months in bottle. Unfined & Unfiltered.
Domaine Yves Duport Celine Vin de France
40% Chardonnay. 40% Gamay, 20% Mondeuse
Gradually over four generations the estate has been built up to almost 10 hectares in this rugged terrain. There are three main soil types, each matched with its best corresponding varietal as a result of careful observations: the soils of the montagnieu area white marl clay, perfect for altess (roussette) and mondeuse; the silica and limestone soils of the moraine hillside slopes are perfect for chardonnay; and finally the clay and limestone mountain scree soils where pinot noir excels. Yves make his cuvees by working in fellowship with neighboring winemakers of similar mindsets, the production occurring either fully or partially in his cellar – the result is that about half the production is bugey blanc, 30% is bugey method traditionnelle, and 20% is bugey rouge. Make no mistake, yves tends to all the vines and sees them through to bottling, preferring to work with nature, the soil and the climate, using no chemicals whatsoever, while in the cellar acting more as a quiet conductor to the forces of nature as they coalesce.
Limestone minerality, pear, citrus, delicate, fun.
Made from 100% organic Moscato grapes grown in Noto, Sicily, the best place for Nero d'Avola due to its limestone soil. Fedelie Rosato Pet Nat is made following the ancestral method - bottle refermentation. Unfiltered, unfined, minimal addition of sulfites upon bottling.