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Baptiste Nayrand Terre Noir Pinot Noir
£23.85

Baptiste Neyrand

Baptiste Nayrand Terre Noir Pinot Noir

Country: France 
Region: Coteaux Lyonnais
Grape: Pinot Noir
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl 
Alcohol: 13.5% 
Vintage: 2020
Organic

You know we love Gamay. We tasted Baptiste Nayrand’s 2018 wines for the first time on one of our trips to Beaujolais (he was exhibiting there as an outsider) and we were genuinely impressed. His vineyards are in Côteaux du Lyonnais which is between Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône. His domaine was founded in 2014, the vineyards for Vésanie were planted in the 1970s and are located in the village of Grigny. To try and give this wine some context it has plenty in common with the fantastic Northern Rhône Gamay La Souteronne or cross a great cru Beaujolais with Côte-Rôtie (in the JM Stephan style).

Farming on the granitic soils is fully organic (with biodynamic principles), vinification is without any additions.

The Pinot Noir grapes come from a high-altitude vineyard planted by Baptiste in the Gier Valley in 2016.  He used selection massale cuttings from 'Clos des Epenots' vines in Pommard. This vineyard is part of his regeneration project, which revives forgotten vineyards in the Gier Valley (a tributary of the Rhône). This was a place great wines used to flourish, before phylloxera hit.
 
Whole cluster fermentation in barrel using indigenous yeast, no temperature control, no SO2.  After 8 days of maceration, it is aged for 10 months in barrel.

PRODUCER NOTES

You know we love Gamay. We tasted Baptiste Nayrand’s 2018 wines for the first time on one of our trips to Beaujolais (he was exhibiting there as an outsider) and we were genuinely impressed. His vineyards are in Côteaux du Lyonnais which is between Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône. His domaine was founded in 2014, the vineyards for Vésanie were planted in the 1970s and are located in the village of Grigny. To try and give this wine some context it has plenty in common with the fantastic Northern Rhône Gamay La Souteronne or cross a great cru Beaujolais with Côte-Rôtie (in the JM Stephan style).

Farming on the granitic soils is fully organic (with biodynamic principles), vinification is without any additions.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

The Pinot Noir grapes come from a high-altitude vineyard planted by Baptiste in the Gier Valley in 2016.  He used selection massale cuttings from 'Clos des Epenots' vines in Pommard. This vineyard is part of his regeneration project, which revives forgotten vineyards in the Gier Valley (a tributary of the Rhône). This was a place great wines used to flourish, before phylloxera hit.
 
Whole cluster fermentation in barrel using indigenous yeast, no temperature control, no SO2.  After 8 days of maceration, it is aged for 10 months in barrel.