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Maude Rochette Shirley Cougar Litre Primeur 2021

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Maude is a compatriot of Emélie Hurtubise both 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 wine director of come great Montreal spot.  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 wings to (really) show me how they work. I’ve been kind of their intern for almost 3 years and they pushed/helped me to get installed and take vines which I did. 2021 was complicated and I was stuck in Montreal for several months because of covid and closed borders so they worked my vines like it was theirs until I could come back in July.

Shirley Cougar Litre Primeur 2021 

From gamay vines at Montgiron exposed south-east and growing on pink sand and granite. Maude destemmed one third, one third was whole bunches and the rest was juice, that was given ten days of maceration, before a short ageing in tank. No additions fining of filtering. 

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