Les Devants

Les Devants

Appellation: Mâcon Rouge
Varietal: Gamay
Orientation: South-facing exposures
Average age of vines: 40 + years
Principal soil type: Clay & limestone above limestone base

Unlike Gamay grown on Granite such as in Beaujolais, the Gamay from the village of Bussières grow on clay/limestone base and are de-stemmed entirely before vinification. Issued from 4 separate parcels in the lieu-dit (named parcel) of the same name, the oldest of which were planted by Claude Seigneuret in 1926.

Old vine fruit here produces a wine with deep, dark color and a brooding array of dark fruit. Supple tannins add weight and fullness to the palate and suggest that this Gamay demands time before revealing all of its potential. Indeed, this wine drinks with a weight and structure more akin to Pinot Noir than to a typical Beaujolais.

Les Devants fact sheet (PDF)



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