Domaine de Thalie Plutonic
Grapes: Gamay, Syrah
Peter Gierszewski of Domaine de Thalie has 4.5 hectares of vines around the village of Cluny in the Macon where he grows the usual Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and less usual Syrah and Gamay. Peter works organically in the vineyard and vinifies naturally in the cellar with no additions save for a little sulphur at bottling when necessary.
Plutonic is a 50-50 blend of Syrah and Gamay grown in a rare plot of granite on Peter's domaine. Intense, iron-like minerality with generous raspberry liquorice, plum, and violet notes.