2020 Ochota Barrels The Price Of Silence Gamay


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In 1985 three clones of gamay were planted high up in the Piccadilly Valley. A few years later due to its unpopularity they were grafted to chardonnay.

It wasn’t until 2013 that Taras convinced his grower mate Sam to chainsaw off the chardonnay grafts and bring back canes from the gamay rootstock.

A tightly wound classic example of gamay which shows medicinal fragrance, savoury spiced red currents that has a polished mineral palate that is lithe, dense yet elegant in its long and pure finish. Superb.

Planted on granite in 1985 and farmed organically

Handpicked mid March

Half carbonic maceration for a lunar cycle and me playing a bongo naked for 66 seconds

Half whole bunch for 6 days with gentle cap submersion by hand

Pressed  to one seasoned French puncheon

Unfined and unfiltered

No additions besides 40ppm so2 at bottling

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