Cuvee Deux Papis Bourgogne Rouge, Alex Gambal
Gambal's Pinot Noir is manually harvested and then 100% de-stemmed, not crushed, and cold macerated of 5-8 days. Alcoholic fermentation for 10-14 days, gentle pressing and then malo-lactic fermentation in barrel. The wine then rests on its fine lees for 10-16 months.
Fresh strawberry and redcurrant on the nose and palate, soft and approachable but with a backbone of fresh acidity and fine tannic structure.
Because of his passion for Burgundy, Alex Gambal left the world of real estate to explore this fascinating region with all its complexity. After attending the viticultural school for adults in Beaune, he created Maison Alex Gambal in 1997 with the goal to express character, terroir and purity of each wine.
Gambal's winemaking is practical and is based on Burgundy practices and tradition. His philosophy is that there are no great wines without great grapes; thus the focus is on the vineyard and the work necessary to harvest the ripest grapes possible. Each growing season is different and havesting is done only when the grapes are absolutely ready and use the grapes' indigenous yeasts.
Maison Alex Gambal now produces 60,000 bottles per year which can be found on tables in twenty countries.