Domaine de Sérol, Chez Muron, Côte Roannaise, France
From a parcel called « chez Muron », located at the heart of Les Millerands, high on the granite slope. 50-year-old vines. Altitude between 480 and 500 meters. Selection of shot berries (millerandage). Eastern exposure.
High plantation density : 10,000 vines/ha. Trellised vines. Single Guyot pruning. Manual harvests.
100% de-stemmed. Vinification in amphora. About 15 days of alcoholic fermentation and slow maceration with indigenous yeasts. Aged 6 months in amphora with no added sulphur. Racking and sulphur protection (25mg/l) before bottling at the property.
The 2019 Côte Roannaise Chez Muron is clear, fresh, elegant and deep yet still reductive on the pure nose that shows some ripe banana, horse leather and date aromas as well as seamless fruit. On the palate, this is a round, smooth, fresh and elegant Gamay with very fine tannins, a crystalline structure and perfectly ripe and mouth-filling fruit.