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Poppy NV
Domaine Yohan Lardy
Region: Beaujolais
Country:France
Awards

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Tasting Notes

A non-vintage wine, this Gamay is all the better for it. Round and juicy with loads of bright cherry fruit alongside underlying floral and savoury complexity.
Varieties

Gamay, like the Beaujolais region in which it thrives, is often misunderstood and underappreciated. Depending on how it is grown and vinified, it can produce simple, light fruity wines (Beaujolais Nouveau) as well as bigger, structured reds showing cherry, berries, pepper and roasted notes (Cru Beaujolais).
Region

Vin de France has become a popular classification for young French winemakers who wish to operate outside the confines of the country’s traditional AOC system. With respect, many of the next generation vignerons eschew French wine laws, instead focusing their efforts on creating a new way forward with concepts like Natural Wine, non-vintage wines and multi-regional blends.
Vineyard

Sourced from the single, 1.25 acre plot, ‘Les Bruy√©res’, which is surrounded on all sides by ‘coquelicots’; poppies. Vines are 58 years-old, planted in sandy soils at 150 meters elevation with a southern exposure.
Winemaking

Grapes are hand-harvested and fermented via native yeasts and without sulfites. Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Unfined, un-filtered.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Gamay

Classification: n/a

Orientation: South

Appellation: Vin de France

Gradient: n/a

Soil: Sandy

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Vinification: Native yeasts, no sulfites, stainless steel

Residual Sugar: n/a

Alcohol: 13

Malolactic: yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: n/a

Other Practices: Sustainable