2019 Guillaume Traboules
Coteaux du Lyonnais, France | $18.99
Guillaume Clusel is the negoce brand of Domaine Clusel-Roch
Vineyard: 3.8 ha in the south of the appellation, near the communes of Millery and Orliénas. The soils are glacial moraines and some granitic areas.
Blend: 100% Gamay, the average age of vines is 30 years old.
Viticulture & Vinification: Certified organic. Harvest and sorting is done by hand. The grapes are partially de-stemmed and put into tanks with about one third whole-cluster. Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts. The extraction is very gentle. The wine is aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
Highly perfumed, mineral-tinged red fruit preserve and lavender aromas pick up a spicy nuance with air. Vibrant raspberry, cherry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors show fine definition and minerally back-end cut. Finishes impressively long and gently tannic, leaving a suggestion of candied flowers behind.