From one of the founding fathers of the natural wine movement in Beaujolais, France, I recently retasted the Marylou 2012 from my cellar. In Quebec, it is imported by Glou.
On the nose, aromas of maraschino cherries, perfumed rhubarb with earthy and spice nuances. Cremini mushrooms, cardammon and cloves come to mind. On the mouth, bright sweet sour red fruit comes to mind. Lots of tonus, fresh tasting with peppery and animal nuances bringing to mind a bit of smoked meat. Very fragant finale, bringing to mind a bit of roses, violets and pickles. A wine with with medium to long term aging potential. Drink between 5-7 years.
This cuvee is made from old vine gamay ( 45 years old) and vinified using carbonic maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and rest for 6-8 months. The wine rest on its less, to add an extra dimension and it is unfined and ulfitered with a minimum dose of sulphur at bottling.