Domaine de Fa, Saint Amour 2020Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
The brothers Antoine and Maxime were in hot pursuit of new challenges beyond the Rhone valley due likely to their love for the Gamay grape. They purchased a five hectare plot named “En Besset” on a stony hillside in northern Beaujolais near the appellations of Saint-Amour and Julienas in 2013. And so began their new endeavor as a force to be reckoned with in a region currently experiencing viticultural renaissance. The granite hillsides are excellent for making a dense and chiseled example of Beaujolais while still remaining fresh and crushable. The brothers are making all the appropriate decisions in keeping their grapes organic, the vineyards biodynamic, and the winery itself sustainable.
From the most northerly village of the ten crus of Beaujolais is that of Saint-Amour. The Gamay comes from the single vineyard of Cotes de Besset with large pieces of granite and sand. This is impeccably well-made Beaujolais with floral, licorice, white pepper, and kicking acidity.