Saint-Amour "Clos des Billards" Reserve (Barbet)

2015

Le Clos des Billards is a one hectare monopole within the “les Billards” vineyard in Saint-Amour. This special reserve wine was created using only the best fruit from the lowest-yielding vines which range from 50-100 years old.

It is vinified over 20 days using a weighted grill to keep the must cap submerged in the fermenting juice, thereby increasing the extraction of tannins and complexity; it is then aged in large foudres for 9 months before bottling, with additional aging in bottle prior to release. The result is an exceptional and age-worthy expression of the terroir of Saint-Amour, structured and elegant.

Also available in 6/1.5L!

94+ points
"The 2015 Saint-Amour Clos des Billards is very successful, revealing a brooding bouquet of black cherries, mulberries and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and super concentrated, with an ample core of rich, ripe fruit underpinned by good balancing acids. It will need bottle age to resolve all its serious structure, but it's an immensely promising young Saint-Amour."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, September 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB1313-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable