2021 Le Gamay
Laurent is originally a chef from Brooklyn!
Although born and raised in France, Saillard used to pour wines at his bar in New York! Now he makes them in the Loire Valley. He began his career in winemaking working with Didier Barouillet & Catherine Roussel of the Clos Roche Blanche winery. He began his first solo vintage in 2012 and has never looked back. Laurent’s wines are carefully thought out, constantly observed and precise. No chemical sprays and everything done by hand, Salliard looks to create wines that can age but also have maturity beyond their years. Not much made of this wine, due to all the hail and frost of 2021 100% Gamay from 50 year old vines. 5 day whole cluster maceration then pressed to stainless. Soft yet, serious gamay. Flinty tannin, balanced out with plenty of fruit. Don’t blink.