Steve and Celine planted these Gamay vines in 2003 on alluvial limestone soils near Arbois. Grapes go through semi-carbonic maceration and ageing is for one year in neutral barrels. A little closed on opening but give it a fe minutes and wow this is energetic, fresh and pure fruited Gamay.
Notes on the producer
Céline and Steve Gormally farm 5.5ha of vines in Passenan, scattered around 10 plots in five villages, including the prestigious Château-Chalon. Creating Les Dolomies – a reference to Passenans’ dolomitic rock, a salty magnesium-rich limestone – in 2008, the couple live above their cellar with their three young daughters. Extremely busy Céline and Steve grew tired of regularly battling against the INAO and its administration, and from 2017 onwards they renounced the Côtes du Jura appellation for the Vin de France designation (on all bottlings). Wild yeast fermentation and bottling without fining or filtration have always been the norm.