The Cuvée du Chaos comes from the oldest vines in Grand Pré (60-100+ years old). Yann considers this his cuvée d'exception and uses these vines to experiment with biodynamic farming, as well as other ways to advance his vineyard management. The wine itself is one of the most beautiful expressions of Gamay in the universe, a wine that searches for purity over strength and elegance over richness. It's a rare example of a tete de cuvée that is lighter in body, though richer in complexity. Like everything at the domaine, this wine is naturally vinified without any added yeast or SO2.
Vines planted in60 years average
Vineyard size1.1 (3 acres)
Altitude200m to 450m
Cold carbonic maceration with native yeast and no added SO2
Elevage7-9 months in 250L barrels, which are at least 10 years old. Racked by gravity.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar