Jean-Francois Merieau Touraine Le Bois Jacou Gamay 2022 (Loire Valley, France) - [DM 92]

Jean-Francois Merieau Touraine Le Bois Jacou Gamay 2022
(Loire Valley, France) - [DM 92]

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About This Wine:
It is hard to remember a time when being excited about Gamay was like confessing your love of velour leisure suits. Now that Beaujolais is a requirement on every wine list in the country, it‘s thrilling times talking about the Loire’s take on this variety. Jean-François makes an excellent example of Touraine Gamay, more nervous, high-pitched, and mineral than Beaujolais but satisfying to drink slightly chilled while arguing about the best way to grill a steak.

Wine Making




FARMING: Sustainable

SOIL: Clay limestone, chalk

ALTITUDE: 120 meters

FERMENTATION: Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast semi-carbonic fermentation in tank

AGING: 5 months in tank

Ratings & Reviews:

92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Rich and concentrated black cherry characters suggest that this is already showing its potential power, displaying great length and concentration. The 10ha of vines are planted on clay-limestone facing south/southeast. The grapes are picked by hand and fermented using carbonic maceration. The domaine, which was founded just after World War II, is now run by Jean-François Mérieau and his wife Emilie. Jean-François is the fourth generation and prior to taking over studied in Bordeaux and worked in South Africa. Its 35ha of vines are on the south side of the Cher Valley to the east of Montrichard and will be certified organic for the 2023 vintage." - Jim Budd (Mar 2023)