2015 Pierre Boyat La Cabane
Pierre Boyat works in and around the village of Leynes in the hinterland between Macon and Beaujolais.
Organic farming underpins his wines, as does low intervention winemaking, and eschewing the use of sulphur. This a scarce cuvee, but perhaps one of the best wines I’ve seen from this under-the-radar producer. It’s beautiful Gamay, fermented in concrete with some extra skin contact time (for typical Beaujolais), then matured in tanks, with oak a small influence (in any of Boyat’s wines but particularly here). Something different, something very good. Bouncy red of lightness and freshness, cherry-macerated cherries, touch of raspberry liquorice, loaded with green herbs, dried and fresh. The palate is a juicy, offering a fine, sweet-sour tangy freshness and vitality, high drinkability, glorious and lovely and so damn sleek and vibrant! Thanks for the fine tannins too. What ho! Deliciousness personified. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front