Terres Vivantes

Terres Vivantes Beaujolais-Villages La Lutine 2020


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Beaujolais, France

Terres Vivantes Beaujolais-Villages La Lutine is a beautiful expression of Gamay from the famous French appellation of Beaujolais. You rarely come across people with the dedication, warmth, and world view as Ludovic and Marie Gros of Domaine des Terres Vivantes. More than just a vineyard-although a very special one-Terres Vivantes is a self-contained ecosystem that is equal parts polyculture farm, boulangerie, flour mill, and stomping ground for Tufi, the Gros' extremely fluffy dog. Terres Vivantes means "living earth" and everywhere you turn at this domain you can see, smell, and taste the vibrancy of life around you. Terres Vivantes, located in the village of Blacé just North of Villefranche-sur-Saone, began its life as a mixed-use farm belonging to Ludovic's grandmother. Biodynamic farming and certified organic by Ecocert in 2012.

100% Gamay from 45-to-86-year-old vines in granite and sandy loam soils. Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation. 80% whole cluster maceration in stainless steel for 24 days. Rests during the winter in tank allowing for gravitational filtration. Further aging in 3-5-year-old barrels. Bottling during the descending moon in Mars after harvest.

Enjoy Terres Vivantes Beaujolais-Villages La Lutine over the next 4-5 years with roast chicken, grilled salmon, burgers, pasta and Thanksgiving turkey.

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