Dominique Piron, 2020 Coq Léon


Producer


Vintage

2020

Region

FranceBeaujolais

Appellation

Vin de France

Cuvée

Coq Léon

Varietal

Gamaret, Gamay

Farming

Organic transition, Sustainable farming

Vinification

Concrete Vat Fermented, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Granit/Clay, Volcanic

95% Gamay from Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages combined with 5% Gamaret. The latter, a little known varietal created in the 1990s by crossing Gamay with Reichensteiner, had hopes of being authorized for production in Beaujolais, but this never happened. Consequently, there are plots of these vines growing in little known villages in the region and occasionally, as in this case, it is blended with Gamay to make a plump, darker, some would say more fun wine to be enjoyed without fuss with the hearty fare served locally.
Julien Revillon, now head of Dominique Piron’s operation, owns such a plot of vines. The wine is in fact plump, delicious, without artifice, but absolutely satisfying and food friendly. Glou Glou!