Vivanterre - MVB Gamay
The Gamay grapes are sourced from Moulin a Vent in Beaujolais, coming from 65-year-old vines, planted on pink granite. The vineyard is a total of 1.6 hectares, which is farmed organically, with legal organic certification expected in 2021. The grapes were harvested on September 27th, 2019. The wine making was simple, whole cluster fermentation, aged in a combination of clay amphorae and oak barrels, no fining, no filtering, no added SO2 at any point, bottled in May 2020 according to the biodynamic calendar. The harvesting, wine making, and elevage was done by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau.
About the Winemaker:
Vivanterre is a natural wine produced in the Auvergne region of France by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau, and founded by Rosie and Max Assoulin, with the support of renowned sommelier Cedric Nicaise. Using organically and biodynamically farmed grapes, vinified using natural processes, and untouched by any fining, filtering, or added sulfites, Vivanterre reflects the “Living Earth” from which it comes.
Introduced by mutual friends, the Vivanterre team came together with the intention to create a delicious natural wine using sustainable practices. The collaborative spans the creative worlds, with a mix of wine experts and novices, who came together to create a wine that is truly a product of shared perspectives. We hope you enjoy Vivanterre as much as we do.