|Grape/Varietal : Gamay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Beaujolias - Saint Amour||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2019||Natural Factor: Organic|
Damien Coquelet is the only winemaker we work with who can truly claim to have started working in the winery at just 10 years old (under the tutelage of step-father Georges Descombes). Damien started his own Domaine at 20 and has some fantastic parcels in the Côte de Py in Morgon as well as being a pioneer in the hugely under-valued appellation of Chiroubles. Damien is often to be found hand delivering his own wine to Paris which is just one of the factors in establishing him firmly in the new generation of Beaujolais.
The definition of fine wine is in constant motion, for us underpinned by the key principles of great terroir and skilled winemaking. Standing in Damien’s cellar, drinking his Côte de Py from 2010 it is clear that fine wine exists and is flourishing in Beaujolais.
Aged just 20 years old Damien Coquelet bottled his first vintage in 2007. Not entirely surprising when you then hear he is the step-son of Beaujolais legend Georges Descombes. This is a cuvée collaboration with all 3 winemakers, the 2016 was vinified at Damian's cellar. Each year they rotate.
Taking advice from and being mentored by Descombes, Damien has followed the same path - organic viticulture, hand harvesting, native yeasts and zero intervention in the cellar with little to no sulphur added at bottling. Cossard and Descombes also follow these same principles of winemaking.
Light fleshy red fruit with layers of grippy texture on a frame of just 12% alcohol. Immaculately balanced, ethereally perfumed wine. Stunning!
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