Maverlan "Joliette" 2020
Olivier Pucek has lived in the Charente since 1990. Passionate about wine and viticulture, it was while looking for a few acres of vines that he discovered the historic vineyard of Saint-Sornin: a sloping hillside facing south, where vines have been grown since the 17th century. With the help of Henri Jammet, a pioneer with his famous Guimbelot vineyard, he planted in 2009 a little more than 2 hectares of vines. He focused on Gamay à Jus blanc, and also Gamay de Bouze (a forgotten grape variety of Burgundian origin, with red juice) and Pinot Noir. Thus was born MAVERLAN.
The Joliette cuvée is made from 100% Pinot Noir, a grape variety rare in the Charente. It comes from a plot planted in 2011, on the first relief of the Massif Central, west of the Dordogne. The density of plantation (10,000 vines per hectare), combined with a low yield, guarantees a quality production. A fruity and elegant wine, aged in vats to preserve the freshness of the aromas. Produced while in transition to organic farming (a 3-year process to be certified). This wine is unfined and unfiltered.