Deep garnet-red color with a rich nose of black currants, blackberries and cherries. Smooth yet structured with a long finish. Pair with a classic blanquette of veal with cream sauce, roast leg of lamb and goat cheese.
The Domaine des Ailes is situated at Romanèche Thorins and is managed by the Gauthier family where the knowhow is transmitted by father to son. Its name is linked to the old mill under the hill which is the symbol of the appellation. The Gamay grapes are sourced from a 2.3 hectare estate, on a crumbly soil made of pink granite. The vines develop high quality grapes due to the perfect sun exposure upon the parcels and, of course, dedication of the growers. The plots of 50 year old vines are pruned in Gobelet and trained in respect of nature. The harvest is made by hand and a strict selection is made directly in the vineyards.
Hand harvested. Long skin contact (from 12 to 14 days) with controlled temperatures, with 70% de-stemmed grapes. 30% aged in oak barrels (blend of new and old barrels) for 6 months, 70% in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. This barrel aging giving a Burgundy touch to this wine.
Serve with a classic blanquette of veal with cream sauce, roast leg of lamb and goat cheese.