Patis Des Rosiers, Gamay

Patis Des Rosiers, Gamay

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Loire, FR

Type, Red

Grapes, Gamay

Alc. 13.5%

Year, 2020

Size, 750ml

Serving: chilled (12–14°C)

About:  This little inland part of Muscadet, the Coteaux d'Ancenis is a unique outlier of the region with a young group of vignerons taken up a radical vision for the wines of the region that could not be further than the old image of Muscadet as lean, acid-driven with little texture. 

Jacques came to winemaking after training as a sommellier and working around the world, incliuding time at claridges in London and in Australia where he spent some time with Anton Von Klopper. He ended up in the region, after working for a while in Alsace and in the Loire with Noella Morantin. He is not from the Muscadet region, but it was a useful mid-way point for him and his wife between their two families. It's also a relatively affordable place to start making wine, in a relatively unknown appellation, where there are quite a range of grape varieties. Jacques has Pinot Gris (known locally as Malvoisie), Melon De Bourgogne, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Abouriou and Sauvignon to work with.

After taking over he converted the vineyards to organics and this is as with all great growers where most of the work is for him. In the cellar he tends to keep it relatively simple, mostly ageing fibreglass, but with a few barrels for some cuvees depending on the vintage.