2018 Laurent Saillard La Pause Gamay

2018 Laurent Saillard La Pause Gamay

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After many years working in food and wine in New York City, as co-founder and chef of ICI in Fort Greene, Laurent moved to the Loire Valley to begin a new life among the vines making the wines he had been serving and drinking in NY.

‘La Pause’ is made from 100% Gamay taken from 38 year old vines grown on clay and flint stones, labelled as table wine. The maceration consists of leaving whole bunches of grapes to ferment in an oxygen free environment for 3 weeks, after which fermentation is finished and aged half in stainless steel and half old wooden vats for 6 months. As the name suggests 'La Pause' is a refreshing, casual approach to Gamay – "a wine to be drunk during a break at work or after a long day".

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Where: Loire Valley

When: 2018

What: Gamay

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