Gamay 17, BK Wines et Le Grappin Les Deux Fous Gamay 2014 Vin de France

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This delicious Gamay is a collaboration between Brendon Keys of BK Wines (he’s based in Australia’s Adelaide Hills) and Andrew Nielsen of Le Grappin (in Burgundy). It’s made from 90 year old Gamay vines grown in granite soils in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, so it’s not Beaujolais. The wine was  fermented in a concrete tank on skins for 26 days and then shipped back to Australia in a 1000 litre flex tank, and put into two puncheons when it got to Australia. The shipping was at a controlled temperature of 13 C door to door to protect the wine.

BK Wines et Le Grappin Les Deux Fous Gamay 2014 Vin de France
Juicy, bright, pure and vivid with nice red cherries, some stony mineral notes and a nice grainy structure. This is grown up Gamay with a fine, spicy quality. Pretty but also structured. It’s the wine you always want to drink. 92/100

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1 comment to Gamay 17, BK Wines et Le Grappin Les Deux Fous Gamay

  • That’s a bit of a weird one, isn’t it? It can still be labelled as “Vin de France” then, despite the Aussie ageing? I suppose the question is why? Just a bit of fun, or economics – ie easier to ship flexitanks than glass? Wouldn’t mind trying it anyhow.

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