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Baptiste Nayrand L'Astrale Rouge
£25.02

Baptiste Neyrand

Baptiste Nayrand L'Astrale Rouge

Country: France 
Region: Coteaux Lyonnais
Grape: Gamay
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl 
Alcohol: 12% 
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.

A blend of the oldest of Baptiste's vines, this is a dark and rich expression of Gamay. Almost meaty, in the style of nearby Côte-Rôtie. The incredibly low yielding vines offer a purity and intensity often unseen in Gamay.

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

A blend of the oldest of Baptiste's vines, this is a dark and rich expression of Gamay. Almost meaty, in the style of nearby Côte-Rôtie. The incredibly low yielding vines offer a purity and intensity often unseen in Gamay.