The Wine: The Rawsé Gamay 2021
Karim Vionnet The Rawsé Gamay is a natural wine made from 100% Gamay grapes farmed organically in Beaujolais, France. Direct press in stainless steel tank, bottled unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. Light to Medium body rosé with notes of strawberry, rhubarb, and melon; great mid-palate.
The Producer: Karim Vionnet
Karim Vionnet was born in Lyon but was then adopted by a family in Morgon. Karim, after having worked as a baker for a few years, started working as a vineyard hand for some of the most iconic natural wine producers in the area, such as Guy Breton and Marcel Lapierre. Karim farms 5 hectares of vineyards around Beaujolais.
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.