This is Gamay from Beaujolais. Prima is in concept a ‘primeur’ - a wine intended for immediate bottling. Gamay Beaujolais is used rather than the completely different grape of Gamay d’Auvergne, because the latter is not suitable to make a primeur due to its long fermentation times. Most of Aurelien’s wines made from Gamay Auvergne ferment for over a year in barrel. The Gamay Beaujolais was harvested in September 2020 by Aurelien in Beaujolais and processed in Madriat, from a young vineyard owned by a friend. The grapes were mostly destemmed with a maceration of about two months, then bottled in November.
- notes from Giorgio De Maria