Clos Sauvage - 'Fauve' Beaujolais-Leynes 2021
A wine that celebrates all that is great about the Beaujolais. The grapes are fully destemmed, in contrast to the more common “carbonic” style of Beaujolais. It retains the exhubrant juiciness of Gamay, but extremely refined, mineral, layered and spicy.
Sophie and David of Clos Sauvage have been making wine in a beautiful corner of their region at 450m of altitude on the exact border between Burgundy and Beaujolais since 2018. Their aim from the start has been to create an autonomous farm where vines are grown alongside many other products, where cows and horses roam on adjacent pastures, where bees are kept, and where farmstays are possible.