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SAINT-AMOUR

Les Grandes Mises
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Origins

We all recognise that this most Northern Cru bears a name which is gentle to the ear and to the heart. It is the wine of poets and lovers. If it did not exist, life would be a little less charming. The village of Saint Amour gives its name to this wine. Before that, a long time ago during Gallo-Roman times, a centurion named Amor belonging to the Thébaine Legion, stationed in the Valais region of Switzerland and famous for his Christian faith suffered martyrdom. In all evidence, the ways of lovers, with their pleasures and sorrows, are rarely easy. Today the wine of Saint Amour shows two faces, according to the soil composition and indeed the vinification technique.

Grape varietals

Black Gamay with white juice.

Terroir

The slighty slopes are the results of a strong alteration of old rocks. The extraordinary diversity of this cru can be explained by the presence of the two juxtaposed flaws: the limestone and the granitic soils. 

Vine and soil

Vineyard age: 47 years old.
Yield: 56 hectoliters per hectar
A rigorous plot selection is made on single estate.
Vines are planted on sandy soil, with old pebbly soils.They are pruned « en gobelet ». They are managed with substainable farming methods. It gives a extraordinary complexity to the Gamay wine!