Le Clos, Les Chemins De L’Arkose 2020 – Côtes D’Auvergne, France
The Les Chemins de l’Arkose domaine is located in the heart of Montpeyroux in the Auvergne region. Yvan Bernard and Audrey Baldassin cultivate 8-hectares of vines on the various beautiful terroirs of Puy-de-Dôme. A former student of the Beaune wine school in Burgundy, Yvan Bernard settled in the region in 2001 at the age of 22.
The wine is fermented and aged in amphora and has an earthy/red brick quality. Juicy red berries, violets and peppery notes to the fore. Les Terrasses has both amplitude and balance.
Le Clos Rouge Cuvée Parcellaire hails from a plot of old Gamay with some Pinot Noir planted on calcareous soil with basaltic debris. This red has a touch more body than the others but is still marked by mountain freshness, and its purity is down to excellent work in the vines and sympathetic low-intervention winemaking.
Grape: Gamay/Pinot Noir
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Food pairing: Think roast game, pigeon with black pudding and lightly peppered venison, with a sauce of rich dark fruit. Or just set the fire and sit a while!