2018 Verre de Terre 'Youthfulness' (Benoit Rosenberger) Gamay - Auvergne, FRANCE. 750ml
Benoit Rosenberger, vigneron behind Verre de Terre is from Sancerre. He started out as a computer programmer, then worked for a champagne house and nearly gave up on wine altogether. Happily when he moved to Auvergne and befriended some local vignerons, they convinced him to buy some vines so the rest is history. Today he has three hectares of 50-80 year old gamay d'Auvergne growing in soils of basalt, volcanic sand and granite. Nothing chemical is used in the vineyard or winery, allowing the fruit and sparkly soils to shine through his pure, thoughtful wines.
Youthfulness is from Benoit's home plot of gamay d'auvergne. The fruit has two weeks whole bunch fermentation in tank, before being transferred to cement vats for the winter. Its bottled in the spring as a fresh young thang!