Thibault Ducroux “En Roue Libre” Beaujolais, 2021
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
From 40-year old vines that Thibault farms organically himself. Traditional whole-cluster carbonic maceration and aged in concrete for 8 months.
Beaujolais “En Roue Libre”
The 2019 vintage of this wine was Thibault’s very first wine, made from his first purchased parcel. It is called En Roue Libre (French term for freewheeling, or neutral gear) – a name that honors both hands-off natural winemaking methods and Thibault’s love for cycling. (He even used to race in a club before dedicating himself to full-time winemaking, and the bike still remains a big weekend pleasure.)
Vineyard: clay-silt, the average age of vines 40 years. Organically farmed by Thibault himself.
Making of: The grapes are hand-harvested and then undergo the traditional whole-bunch carbonic maceration. Spontaneous fermentation, aging on fine lees in concrete vat for 8 months. No fining, no filtration, max. 2ppm of SO2 added at bottling.
Personality: light-headed, fruity and crunchy Bojo as we like it! Serve well chilled with some good charcuterie or goat cheese to nibble on.