MAUDE ROCHETTE SHIRLEY COUGAR 2022
Maude Rochette Shirley Cougar 2022
Maude is a compatriot of Emélie Hurtubise, also from Montreal, she has worked in restaurants since she was 18. Montreal has long had a vibrant wine scene and Maude did her sommelier class in 2010 and has since been the wine director at some great Montreal spots. Ever intrigued by the work of wine growers she travelled many times to French vineyards to learn about this profession. Finally she got the guts to make the move and friends Emélie and Raph took her under their wing.
She had been kind of their intern for almost 3 years and they pushed/helped her to get installed and take vines which she did. Now set up independently, she has forged her own style, making wonderfully delicate, bright wines that speak of a singular talent and perspective
Shirley Cougar 2022
From Gamay vines at Montgiron exposed south-east and growing on pink sand and granite. Maude gave the grapes ten days of maceration, before ageing in amphora for ten months. It's very pretty with lovely pure fruit and beautiful aromatics, a really delicate expression of southern Beaujolais. No additions fining of filtering.