100% Gamay. But it drinks like a Rhone wine. It's striking and racy with minerality. It's intense, with great black fruit and tarry complexity but great structure.
Located 20 minutes south of Lyon, in the heart of one of the most unique sites in all of the Couteaux du Lyonnais, lies a walled clos owned by a truly maverick grower – Patrice Thollet. Domaine de la Petite Gallée is an original in a land of industrial farming, negociants and cooperatives. Patrice’s biodynamically farmed Gamay and Chardonnay are an oasis of mouthwatering minerality and terroir. The domaine is set on a southwest facing clos that is over 30 meters deep with glacial debris (very similar to the terroir of Crozes-Hermitage), with vines dating back to 1890! This is a micro-property of the highest caliber and we are excited to welcome Patrice Thollet to the Skurnik Wines Family.