"Les Monthieux" Beaujolais-Lantignié
Origin: Lantignie, Beaujolais, France
Varietal: old vine gamay
An exceptional fresh take on classic quality Beaujolais.
Producer's Notes: This is a single parcel, old vine cuvée, barrel aged, that was vinified with one of the other guys who makes wine in the cuverie (The Auxey Collective). Labelled as collaboration between Santini Frères and Vin Noé, the vinification was slightly different than the house style, in that it was pressed dry after a 15 day maceration and had some pump overs and punch-downs over the 2nd half of the fermentation. The wine is more "Vin Noé" style, which is to say a little rounder, a little more serious and extracted. Vin Noé mixes classic natural Beaujolais ferment (CO2 enclosed tank, natural yeasts, whole cluster, semi carbonic) with some Burgundian moves as well (pigeage, longer maceration, barrel ageing). Voila!