2019 GAMAY, Domaine Moulin Camus. Loire Valley
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Area: Vines grown on schist soils in the Muscadet region (near Nantes in north west France). Muscadet is having a serious renaissance and it's even more welcome to find still reds of quality from this cool and windy area.
Grape Variety: 100% Gamay; macerated (at an unusually hight 25C) for 3 days without sulphur, before fermentation with natural yeasts in tank, gentle settling and early bottling.
Producer: François Boulanger heads-up a family domaine that controls some 45-hectares, 25 of which are classified as Muscadet. The balance covers a range of varietal IGP and Vin de France wines.
Old Bridge Rating: Beaujolais-style but without the rather simple, bubble-gum flavours that tend to dominate those wines at this price level. Fresh and juicy, this is best drunk cool with lunch, ideally outside. It's brilliant value.
£9.95 per bottle
£9.45 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£8.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles