2016 Chanudet VDF "La Cuvee du Chat", 750ml

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An overachieving bottle of Gamay from the estate of Chanudet, one of the instigators of the natural wine movement in France. Low SO2, wild yeast fermented and organically farmed Beaujolais. Kitty Bojo!

From the mouth of the importer (Savio Soares):

"Classified as Beaujolais-Villages, « La Cuvée du Chat » drinks more like a Morgon. It comes from the granitic soils of a tiny 2.5 hectare parcel bought by Jean-Claude Chanudet and Marie LaPierre from a friend in 2010. The parcel was planted by a woman in 1945, and this vintage is the first harvest since Chanudet and LaPierre took over and began the conversion to organic agriculture. The beautiful Gamay grapes from these 80 year old vines are handpicked in October, after which Carbonic maceration with natural yeasts occurs in an enamel tank with some pumping over to stimulate activity. The wine is then moved to foudres to rest on lees before finally being bottled with minimal SO2."

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