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Pinot Noir 2016

Gaspard • 750ml • 12.5%

$23.95

Pinot Noir made naturally from sustainable farming grapes grown in the Loire Valley. The Pinot Noir grapes undergo semi-carbonic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in 350 hl tanks. The wine is aged eight months before a light filtration and it’s bottled with a minimal addition of sulfites (less than 3g of sulfur). This is a medium body fine wine with dark fruit and small berries on the nose, well-integrated tannins.

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Why You Should Try It

The Wine: Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir made naturally from sustainable farming grapes grown in the Loire Valley. The Pinot Noir grapes undergo semi-carbonic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in 350 hl tanks. The wine is aged eight months before a light filtration and it’s bottled with a minimal addition of sulfites (less than 3g of sulfur). This is a medium body fine wine with dark fruit and small berries on the nose, well-integrated tannins.

The Producer: Gaspard

Gaspard is the brainchild of natural wine pioneering importer and advocate Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny & Francois. They source the grapes from the Loire Valley, where a trustworthy winemaker makes the wines to match their taste. The labels are created by a talented Swedish artist based in Paris, Madlen Herrstrom, who also contributed to coming up with the name “Gaspard”. The wines are all great and reasonably priced, and it couldn’t be otherwise given how knowledgeable Jenny & Francois are about natural wine, organic farming, and natural winemaking.

Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny & Francois natural wine importers

The Region: Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a vast region located in western France. It stretches from the hills of Auvergne all the way to the Atlantic coast, cut in half by the Loire River. With over 4 million hectoliters of wine per year, the Loire Valley is one of France’s biggest and most diverse wine producing regions. The Lore Valley’s production ranges from every-day quaffable and unpretentious wine to some of the country’s finest whites and reds.


The Terroir of the Loire Valley

Upper Loire sub-region: continental climate, soils are mostly flint and limestone formations. This is the land of Sauvignon Blanc, with Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé being the most famous appellations (AOC).

Touraine sub-region: continental climate, soils can be clay with flint or limestone, and chalk. Chenin Blanc is the main grape varietal for white wines, with Sauvignon Blanc coming in second. Red wines are made mostly from Cabernet Franc.

Anjou sub-region: maritime to continental climate, crumbly and soft soil formation called tuffeau. Anjou is well-known for its Chenin Blanc wines, mostly dry although there are good examples of sweet Chenin Blanc in Coteaux du Layon.

Saumur sub-region: continental to maritime climate, soils are made of tuffeau limestone in this similar to Anjou sub-region. Chenin Blanc is vinified as a sparkling wine with the champenoise method, Cabernet Franc is made into light and peppery wines.

Pays Nantais sub-region: maritime climate, the region stretches to the Atlantic Ocean. Soils are rocky with granite formations. Muscadet is the main grape varietal of this area, known for wines that are mineral, crisp, and refreshing.


The White Wines of Loire Valley

White wines represent the biggest share with about 65% of the total production. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, and Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne are the most popular grape varietals in the region.


The Red Wines of Loire Valley

Loire Valley reds are very distinct in terms of their style. Light and lean, lively and fruity, easy-drinking and food-friendly, they are some of the best everyday wines on the market. Some of the best examples of this style are made from Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Malbec.

 

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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Country

France.

Region

Loire Valley.

Sub-Region

Loire Valley.

Farming

Organic and Biodynamic.

Grape Varietal

Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Alcohol by Volume

12.5%.

Elevage

Made naturally with native yeast, spontaneous fermentation, and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine undergoes approximately 12 days of semi-carbonic maceration for a leaner and fruiter profile.

Terroir

Continental climate, soils can be clay with flint or limestone, and chalk.

Pairing

Lamb.