Desprat Saint Verny, Le Tracteur Bleu Gamay, Côtes d'Auvergne, 2018
(at Majestic HQ, London, 21 Jul 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2025
A different take on Gamay, best known for producing Beaujolais, this is heady and seductive yet also fresh and lively. Grown on 100% volcanic soils, the texture is light but the flavours deep and concentrated - blackcurrant, kirsch and cherry on the nose and palate with touches of liquorice spice all underpinned by vibrant and refreshing acidity. Serve chilled alongside food - roast meats or cheese dishes.