Gamay, Beaujolais, France | After interning at Savoie’s famed Belluard and Beaujolais’s great Lapalu, ex-punk rocker Sylvère Trichard (infamous for sporting an iconic pair of overalls around the winery!) began his small winery with farmer and friend Elodie Bouvard in 2012. In Sylvère’s tiny hometown of Blacé, they organically farm 4 hectares of grapes and vegetables harkening back to the mixed agriculture of the past. In the classic Beaujo style, Sylvère’s uses carbonic maceration to ramp up the boisterousness of pure Gamay fruit; this is an energetic springtime red with the vicacity & power of a Ramones or Blondie banger. Skinny, scrappy & light on its feet, Cuvée de Printemps smacks of candied cherry & mincemeat (cozy stewed blackcurrant & baking spice) backed up by a whiff of fresh lil violets, a cutie bouquet for your sweetheart. Granitic mineral backbone, plush tannin & howling acidity, mad crushable & loves an indiscreet chill. Pairs weirdly perfectly with bougie mac & cheese, plastic glitter jewelry, vintage arcade games, & watching Clueless in bed.
Gamay, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France | Sumptuous and immediate, this Gamay is the cat that got your tongue, and they’re not letting go anytime soon. Organic conversion of the property began in 1998, winemakers Sylvère & Mathilde Trichard continue to farm their now 7 hectares of vines organically, while also implementing biodynamic practices. With the heath of their land and vines in mind, the two planted an orchard in 2020, welcomed sheep onto the property in 2021, and have planted rows of trees between their vines – to both increase biodiversity, as well as provide shade from the increasingly hot temperatures. The combination of semi-carbonic maceration, with the sandy-clay soils over granite, gives us a deep and savoury mineral treat with something to say. Black fruits, pomegranate syrup, & a warm tingling that lasts for ages. Drink on Valentines day with the knowledge that you are everything you need and more.
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