Gaspard Gamay

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Appellation: Loire Valley, France

Grape Varieties: Gamay

Vineyard: 10 to 60 years old vines on clay-limestone soils, sustainable growing practices.

Making of: Harvested by hand, the grapes are destemmed and hand-sorted before being crushed and put into vats. The maceration then takes 5-6 weeks, with regular punchdowns, with indigenous yeast only. Once pressed, the juice spends around a year in concrete tanks. Filtered, not fined.

Personality: Fruity and drinkable, to be enjoyed for its youthful red berry character, lightly chilled. Perfect with rillettes and rillons, simple BBQs and softer cheeses.

Gaspard is one of Jenny & François’ house labels – wines that come from our exclusive cooperation with carefully selected winemakers from France and beyond. It’s Jenny’s great pleasure to bring you wines that are kinder to both nature and your budget while being very delicious, and these Loire Valley creations definitely tick all the boxes!

All the wines are made with the traditional and most popular varieties from this iconic region, from the fruity spicy Cabernet Franc to fresh citrusy Sauvignon Blanc or the beloved Chenin. The grapes are sourced from growers who work sustainably or organically (no herbicide) across different vineyards in the Loire Valley, are fermented with native yeast, spend a couple of months on their fine lees and then undergo only light filtration and fining. The joyful labels are the creations of a Parisian artist that Jenny met there. “Gaspard” is a traditional French boy’s name that means “bringer of treasure” – a fitting title for these easy-drinking gifts that keep on giving.