Notes from Field Blend Selections:
"What started as an experiment has become the leading edge at for Arthur Forneau and Pierre Prost. The Cuvee Indigene is 100% Gamay from a certified organic vineyard of both young and old vines, ranging from five to 40 years old. The sandy, granite, and iron-rich soils are planted with cover crops in order to boost the natural biodiversity, maintain moisture and fix nutrients in the soil. Whole bunch spontaneous fermentation and carbonic maceration for eight to 12 days give the wine a burst of crunchy fruits. With a mere 10 mg of SO2 added at bottling, the Indigene maintains its fresh and lively characteristics all the way to the glass. The Indigene bursts with red fruit aromas on the nose, the palate is silky and supple, with a fresh, stony finish."