Saint-Amour "Clos des Billards" Reserve (Barbet) 2011

SKU/Code: 
DB1313-11
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Beaujolais
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Billards, Domaine des

Le Clos des Billards is a one hectare monopole within the “les Billards” vineyard in Saint-Amour. This special reserve wine was created using only the best fruit from the lowest-yielding vines which range from 50-100 years old.

It is vinified over 20 days using a weighted grill to keep the must cap submerged in the fermenting juice, thereby increasing the extraction of tannins and complexity; it is then aged in large foudres for 9 months before bottling, with additional aging in bottle prior to release. The result is an exceptional and age-worthy expression of the terroir of Saint-Amour, structured and elegant.

500 cases produced; also available in 6/1.5L!