France Gonzalez - Dry Farm Wines

France Gonzalez

by Sara Mote July 30, 2015

The Winemaker
France Gonzalez started with just over 1 acre in 2004. Total holdings now 9.6 acres! Old vines 60-80 years old.
The Grape
Gamay first originated in the village of Gamay, south of Beaune in 1365, After being outlawed in 1395 by the Duke, it was found to flourish in Beaujolais!


The Appellation
The gamay grape accounts for 97% of all grapes under vine in Beaujolais. While the region has seen turmoil over the years, there is a current renaissance from progressive natural wine makers. AOC 1937


DFW Speak

We love wines that intrigue.

Alcohol: 11.17%
Sugars .4g/L
Sulfites 6 ppm

Domaine: France Gonzalez
Country: France 
Region: Franche-Comté
Appellation: Beaujolais
Producer: France Gonzalez
Founded: 2004
Annual Production:
Wine: Cueillette
Grape/Blend: Gamay
Vine Age: 60-80 Years
Farming: Organic
Soil: Sandy 
Vineyard Area: 7 acres
Filtration: none
SO2: Minimal 

Vintner Notes

Short Carbonic maceration (whole cluster) fermentation on indigenous yeasts. Raised in concrete cuve.

Sara Mote
Sara Mote


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