Julien Cecillon La Savane Gamay 2020
La Savane comes from a 2-hectare parcel in Ardoix, a rugged landscape deep into the hills of the Ardèche, that Cecillon acquired in 2016. Vinified in the same style as their VdF Syrah, Julien Cecillon La Savane Gamay is a rich and textured Rhône-style Gamay. The first time that the Cecillons arrived on this parcel, they could barely see the vines, hence the name (which means savannah).
Les Turcs (Ardoix)
Decomposed granite and sand
VINES PLANTED IN
70% destemmed / 30% whole-cluster native yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats for five days
50% in stainless steel vats, 50% in 300 and 400L barrels (5-7 years old)
Unfined / Tangential filtration