Hervé Souhaut La Souteronne 2016 (Gamay)
Sought after producer from St-Joseph in the Rhone Valley who makes quality Roussanne, Viognier, and Syrah. He also makes a Gamay as Vin de Pays, not because it is inferior in quality but because Gamay not being part of the AOC of Rhone. All grapes are hand harvested, with minimal intervention and a touch of Sulphur added at bottling. Only a small allocation of these due to the high demand.
La Souteronne is made from Gamay - the vines are between 70 to 90 years old. This is a truly superb floral, fruit driven Gamay with an edgy mountain freshness and an attractive Rhône accent that gives it an incisive, meaty drive. It has an exquisite aroma, is luscious, crunchy and incredibly moreish - and very popular, so be quick!