La Dernière Goutte La Baleine Ivre 2018 - Glinda

La Baleine Ivre 2018

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ABV
13%
COUNTRY
France
GRAPE
Gamay
IMPORTER
Kily Import
REGION
Beaujolais
SIZE
750ml
WINE TYPE
Red
WINEMAKER
Cyrille Vuillod

Cyrille Vuillod comes from the Hautes-Alpes, and before his life making wine worked in the mountains as a ski instructor. The decision to become a winemaker was based on his enjoyment of wine. Having picked grapes in the Beaujolais area, he set up shop at the edge of Brouilly. Cyrille started winemaking in 2011 where he worked under Jean-Claude Lapalu for three years, and in 2012 he produced his first vintage in his own cellar.

We had the pleasure of unexpectedly discovering Cyrille at a wine fair, after seeing the interesting labels and trying his wines it was clear he really stands out as a winemaker. All wines are Gamay, everything is basket press and if carbonic maceration is used it’s always fully and for a long period. None of the wines available have added sulfur, although he uses sulphur if he needs to, it just so happens, in 2016 and 2017, he didn’t need to.