ROBIN GOUTALLIER, 60% DE VELOURS 2021, QUINCIÉ-EN-BEAUJOLAIS
Robin Goutallier, 60% de Velours 2021, Quincié-en-Beaujolais
Part-time teacher Robin started making wine when he moved to the countryside and bought a house with his family which came with a small vineyard, After encountering natural winemakers of the area like Romain Des Grottes and Herve Ravera he was inspired to make wine himself, first just with this vineyard and then in the neighbouring Marchampt where Herve is based. He works organically, everything by hand, with strict attention to detail.
This delicious Gamay comes from a vineyard planted on pierre bleue - blue granite. Robin gives the grapes a one week whole bunch maceration before pressing in his traditional basket press. Elevage in tank. The wine is bottled without sulfites or any other additions, fining or filtering. It has wonderful fruit, a lush texture, a beautifully crafted wine from a winemaker with a natural talent.
2021 was a much cooler vintage and as a result we have a wine that is full of gorgeous bright red fruit, with a lot of elegance and still those velvety tannins.