The first white vintage from Rémi. A rich bruised apple texture with hints of salt and mineral. Retains freshness with a pronounced acidity.
Producer: Remi Sedes
Region: France, Nantes, Coteaux d’Ancenis
Hailing from the Jura, Rémi studied agronomy when he arrived in the area to live with his Nantes-born wife. He worked for a couple of years with Vincent Caillé, and then spent time honing his red winemaking skills in Bordeaux before setting up on his own in 2013.
Rémi started with a plot of 20-year-old isolated vines that he leased from local biodynamic producer Jacques Caroge. In 2017 he added a small parcel of Melon and Chardonnay.
Part of winemaking for Rémi is a lifestyle choice; he wants to work outdoors, in the fresh air, and not with machines – his Shire horses are an important part of his winemaking process. He now farms 4.5 hectares in total.
Remi is a Gamay specialist, and this was a key factor in choosing to work in Ancenis – where half of production in the area is red.
In the cellar Rémi works with minimal use of sulphur (only sometimes added on bottling).
The soil is micro granite - which suits Gamay particularly well - with a mix of
clay, sand and limon underneath. Gamay is vigorous, the acidity helps to reduce yields, and Gamay on granite will make wine that can age.
Style + Colour: Still, white
Grapes/Blend: Melon de Bourgogne
Micro granite and schist soils. Hand harvested, Cold maceration over night before pressing. Long fermentation in fibreglass, 3gr of residual sugar left. Lightly filtered to protect any bacteria to developing with the sugar left. No added sulphur.