Reasoning behind this wine : this wine aims to show the particular ability of the Gamay
Noir grape to produce a light, refreshing wine with a naturally lower alcohol content. Instead
of coming from one particular plot of vines, the grapes come from various areas. Therefore,
this wine has no particular name so we call it “Sine Nomine”.
Tasting notes: well developed aromatics reminiscent of crushed red berries. Enjoy the vibrant
fruit style as simply as possible as an everyday light, refreshing wine. Due to the absence of tanins, it can be served cold, straight from the fridge in warm weather. Adding sparkling water will make it particularly refreshing. It can also replace the white wine in a kir which is then known as a "communard", an often served apéritif in our region.
Will partner most food, particularly spicy cuisine, due to its easy going style.
How the wine is made : without adding sugar (no chaptalisation) in keeping with the light, quaffing style of this wine and as is the case with all our wines. Contrary to almost all Gamay wine makers, we see the naturally lower alcohol content of Gamay wine as an advantage and see no point in artificially increasing it by adding sugar during the fermentation
process.The skin contact time is quite short, around 8 days, in order to avoid extracting too many tannins which would alter the light, quaffing style. The fermentation temperature is kept under 28°C in order to maintain fruit. Bottling is in the spring when the wine warms up. In accordance with our policy of naturally made wine we use no additives which are otherwise commonly used such as Arabic gum, metatartrique acid, ascorbic acid etc. We only use a minimum of sulfites.
Appellation: Côte Roannaise AOC.
Name : Sine Nomine.
Grape : Gamay Noir.
Soil : granite.
Yield : 50hl/ha.
Vintage: 2010 and 2011 (2* at the Guide Hachette)
Alcohol : 11.5 %, un-chaptalised.
Bottle : Bordeaux type in cases of 6x75cl. We use Nomacorc Classic.