2020 Rouge MVB
The Vivanterre Rouge MVB is a new classic and 100% Beaujolais. It is crunchy textured, dark-fruited and spicy.
The grapes are sourced from 3 different vineyards. The main source is in Moulin au Vent, a parcel of 65-year-old vines, planted on pink granite. The vineyard is a total of 1.6 hectares, which is farmed organically, with legal organic certification expected this year (in 2021).
The second vineyard in Brouilly provides 30% of the grapes. It is a south-facing vineyard that has deep clay soils rich in limestone. A great contrast to the pink granite of the Moulin au Vent vineyard. The Moulin au Vent and Brouilly vineyards are farmed by Julian Betrand.
The last vineyard is owned and farmed by Patrick and Justine. The grapes are planted on granite-rich soils laced with quartz.
The winemaking is simple; whole cluster fermentation, aged in a combination of clay amphorae and used oak barrels with no fining, no filtering and no added SO2 at any phase of winemaking. Our Gamay MVB was bottled in May 2021 according to the biodynamic calendar.
The harvesting, wine making, and elevage were done by Patrick Bouju(wine legend) and Justine Loiseau. ABV is 13%.
- Area: France, Auvergne
- Grapes: 100% Gamay