Le Tracteur Vert Gamay 2018 undergoes traditional vinification in stainless steel with a short maceration. Grapes are harvested from several plots, all situated on volcanic soils. A fresh red, bursting with red fruit aromas. Light, with notes of red berries, raspberries and redcurrants. Ideally Le Tracteur Vert Gamay 2018 is served as an aperitif, with a charcuterie board, also delicious with Spaghetti Bolognese or grilled red meat.
“A 100% Gamay from grapes grown on volcanic soil in the Cotes d’Auvergne, this is a fruit and nicely weighted summer red with the gentlest string of tart raspberries. A wine that would almost certainly pair beautifully with some crackly Djando Rheinhardt music and the spicy smoke of some merguez sausages on an outdoor grill, near a pine forest.” – The Wine Merchant
The vineyard at Desprat Saint-Verny stretches from north to south, along the benevolent foothills of the chain of Puys, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Côtes d’Auvergne appellation and its five crus have benefited from AOP since 2011. The volcanoes, on which the vines grow, were also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018. Fewer than 10 vineyards in the world share the singularity of having vines on volcanoes: volcanic wines are of a great rarity and Auvergne is the only terroir in France to be able to produce this type of wine under Protected Designation of Origin.
Today, the Puy de Dôme department has 400 hectares of vines. Desprat Saint Verny represents more than 200 hectares of vines operated by our cooperative winegrowers, and 30 hectares by our partner winegrower Pierre Goigoux.
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