The 2020 Francois Dhumes Tete de Bulle Rosé Gamay d'Auvergne is an 100% Gamay d'Auvergne Petillant Naturel, direct pressed and slowly fermented in fiberglass before being transferred to bottle to finish ferment.
Dryer than the last few years but still bursting with electric red fruit and vinous seriousness. After finishing his enology studies in Burgundy, Francois Dhumes spent five years working for a few traditional estates in the Rhone. During this experience, however, he realized the more he learned about conventional winemaking the less interested he became.
He decided to move back to his native Auvergne, where he met winemakers like Vincent Tricot, Patrick Bouju, and Stephane Majeune. This became a springboard for Francois in developing a real understanding of how to work organically in the vineyard and ultimately make wine with no additions.