Belly Wine Experiment
Forgive the name-dropping, but we need to mention the circle of family, friends, and mentors behind Belly Wine Experiment: Aurelian Lefort, Manu Duveau (Yahou Fatal), Adrien Sage (natural wine importer) and the star of the show, Gamay d'Auvergne.
Belly Wine Experiment is a collaboration of three friends Claire Sage, Aimé Duveau, and Guy Enoch. Located in a small village on the Allier River in Auvergne. While they haven’t been doing it long we are very excited by the results. The three friends are connected to wine through family: Claire’s brother is an importer of Catalan wines to Paris (which explains the prevalence of Xarello in their wines); Aimé’s father is Manu Duveau of Yahou Fatal (former husband and collaborator with Auvergne natural wine legend Catherine Dumora).The majority of their Auvergnat grapes come from Yahou Fatal. The winemaking is intuitive and, as the name would suggest, experimental.
This a blend two Gamay varietals - d'Auverne & Beaujolais. They are from Aimé’s father, Manu Duveau, in Auvergne. Macerated for longer than the others, but very gently, with very stony fruit.
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