The Wine: Encules Gamay 2018
Emelie and Rapahel Beysang Encules Gamay is a red natural made from 100% Gamay grapes from Theize, Beaujolais. Encules is made with whole bunch maceration for 2 weeks and then aged in 30hl barrels. Encules comes in recycled one-liter bottles. Medium body juicy masterpiece from Beysang, Gamay at its best.
The Producer: Raphael Beysang
Raphael runs the winery together with his partner Emelie Hurtubise. They own a 7-hectare vineyard farmed organically in the southern part of Beaujolais. No chemicals in the vineyards and low intervention in the cellar. Natural wine power couple!
The Region: Beaujolais
The Beaujolais wine region is located south of Burgundy. It stretches for about 50km from the town of Mâcon and its characteristic rolling hills to the flatlands bordering the regional capital and world-renown culinary center Lyon on the north.
Beaujolais wine region is split in two by the Nizerand River. The north of the river is where we find the Crus and Beaujolais Villages, whereas south of the river is where Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau are made.
Gamay is the dominant grape varietal of the region giving its best when grown on the granite and sandy clay soils north of the Nizerand River and made into Beaujolais Crus and Beaujolais Villages easy-drinking delicious wines.
There are ten Beaujolais Crus where the best Beaujolais are made: Brouilly, Chenas, Chiroubles, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, Morgon, Moulin-a-Vent, Regnie, and Saint-Amour.