• 2018 Sextant Metisse

2018 Sextant Metisse

The first time Julien Altaber produced this cuvée, he gave it the name Métisse (mixed) because it was a mix of both white and red grapes, namely Gamay and Chardonnay. Two years later, we saw that there was only Gamay on the label, so we pointed out to Julien that the name was no longer reflective of how he was making the wine. He just gave us one of his cheeky smiles!

He explained that he purchased the Gamay from two parcels of his friend Patrick Besson. Two-thirds of the grapes are from older vines which he partially destems and then macerates (leaves the skins in the tank) for ten days. The other third of the Gamay is from younger vines, and with these grapes, he direct presses them to produce a white wine! Hence the wine is still a mix of white and red wine, and the name is still valid.

The juice is matured in fibreglass vats, and the resultant wine is a stunner – it is one of the best examples of Gamay that we have ever tried!!!

It is a bright, lively and delicious (and very smashable) wine at a very good price for such a thrilling wine.

- Living Wines

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Wine with no additions, wild yeast, and sustainable farming.