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2019 Slope Klima Gamay

Vin de France, France

It's Gamay with a splash of Syrah made by a young Rhone Valley renegade. Fragrant, slightly wild and great drinking.

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$55.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About
So much charm and drinkability.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Such a surprise packet here. Who would have thought Gamay and Syrah would get on so well?

Well, Thibaud Capellaro certainly did. He took the Gamay fruit from the "monts du lyonnais" orlienas near Lyon and pumped it up with 15% Syrah from Ardèche. Fermented as whole clusters, with has the bouyancy and vibrancy of something you might see from a top grower in Beaujolais but with a little more grunt under the hood.

A superb red, great drinking from this inventive new producer on the rise. Just 900 bottles were produced.

About Slope by Thibaud Capellaro

Thibaud Capellaro is one of the most recent upstart producers based in the north of the Rhone Valley. 

Slope is his negociant project where he sources organic grapes from surrounding farmers. At his home near Condrieu, he turns these grapes into a series of colourful, vibrant wines that defy the conventions of the region.

The Slope wines are made with a hands-off philosophy. Wild yeasts, minimal sulphur, nothing else added. His is an exciting emerging project that will be one to watch over the coming years.

Winemaker Thibaud Capellaro
Winemaker Thibaud Capellaro
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Gamay 85% Syrah 15%,
Gamay from the organic "monts du lyonnais" orlienas vineyard close to lyon. Syrah is from Ardèche
Soil: limestone clay
Vines are 15 years for the Gamay and 60 years for the Syrah
Full cluster
8days in carbonic fermentation,
natural yeast,
Aged ten months in old neutral 400L and 650L oak barrels
Production ~900 bottles

Blend : Gamay (85%), Shiraz (15%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Jubillant, fleshy red of tugging tannins and spice. Floral freshness to sniff on, whiffs of sour cherry, warm berry fruit, but all so balanced and the flow is wonderful through a long, chalky finish. It’s got so much great flavour, texture, suppleness to texture – love this. So much charm and drinkability. And complexity, if you want an experience beyond joyous slugging down of the wine. This does the best of gamay with train tracks of syrah tannin, without losing the gamay-ness." - ;Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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