Region: Auvergne, FRA
Variety: Gamay d’Auvergne
Born in Sancerre, Benoit worked as a computer programmer and at a large Champagne house, an experience that left him disenchanted with wine. However, a move to the Auvergne and chance meetings with local vignerons such as good friend Frédéric Gounan convinced him to start over again, this time doing things his own way, the only way that felt right. From a tiny basement in the village of Saint-Maurice-ès-Allier in Auvergne, Benoit Rosenberger has made a name for himself as one to watch in this most exciting of regions.
From old vines of Gamay d’Auvergne planted in volcanic basalt. A portion of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches and the other portion destemmed, with a bit more than a year’s élevage in old barriques. This Gamay d’Auvergne is pale in colour and so elegant, showing an intense minerality.