Gamay Noir

"Le Saint Pâle" Gamay Noir Rosé 2020

Beaujolais, Burgundy
Gamay Noir
5 months on fine lees in stainless steel
12.5% alc/vol
All the colors of Beaujolais
Maison L’Envoyé selects distinct parcels from a handful of growers predominantly on the southern side of Mont Brouilly. These vineyard blocks are planted on the renowned upper slopes, contain vines that are more than 40 years old, and are farmed specifically for the production of rosé.
The Gamay Noir clusters were picked at night and immediately transported to the winery. After gentle de-stemming, the juice was left in contact with the skins for up to 8 hours to extract color and build texture. The grapes were then gently pressed and the juice moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at an average temperature of 55°F.
Tasting Notes
The 2020 vintage of the “Le Saint Pâle” Rosé is lively and fleshy. Vibrant aromas of red fruit, white peach and citrus intermingle with rose water and spice. The palate is bright and energetic revealing watermelon, tangerine and white pepper. The wine’s juicy natural acidity is complemented by an underlying creaminess that enlivens the mouthfeel and delivers balance to the long and luscious finish.
91 pts

Light, vivid pink. Vibrant strawberry, red currant and blood orange on the perfumed nose. Nervy and sharply focused, offering intense, spice-accented red fruit and citrus pith flavors and building florality. Closes long and taut, with a refreshingly bitter orange zest flourish. 

Josh Raynolds, Vinous (June 2021)