RegionL Coteaux du Giennois, France
Variety: 80% Gamay 20% Pinot Noir
Soils of clay and limestone
Organically farmed Native fermentation - whole cluster Manually harvested Long élevage in stainless steel and oak
The 2010 Biau, with its long élevage is a unique and surprising wine that will make natural wine nerds fall in love. From the glass you are immediately greeted with a deep earthy nose. Barnyard mixes with notes of cranberry and red currant. Further in the glass you will detect fresh leather and sweet tobacco. On the palate it is has layers of fresh cherry juice, soil, and almost a soy sauce-like characteristic, giving a savory umami tone that is very compelling. The wine has juicy tannins and is harmoniously balanced between savoriness, acidity, and fruit. Pair this wine with smoked turkey leg, duck liver pâté on a crusty baguette, shoyu ramen with pork belly, and cold lamb sandwiches.