Robin Goutallier - O’mages
Robin Goutallier lived in Villefranche sur Saone, where he worked as a teacher (and still works part-time, by the way). When he wanted to live "a la campagne" with his family, he found a house high in the hills in Quincié-en-Beaujolais. Accompanying the house was a small vineyard, located right next to the house on a slope. Almost against his will, he decided to make some wine. Very quickly he acquired a taste for it! Especially when he met natural winemakers (like Romain des Grottes) who encouraged and inspired him. Robin found a second vineyard, in neighboring Marchampt. This vineyard adjoins that of Hervé Ravera, with whom he has maintained close contact ever since. Not a bad teacher... From the very beginning, Robin has been working the vineyards organically. Both vineyards are vinified separately, and result in tough Beaujolais with the necessary body and intensity. But above all a great energy. They are proof of Robin's particular sensibility when it comes to winemaking. A natural talent!
Robin looks after a small organically farmed vineyard since 2014. He is also a beekeeper. Everything at Robin’s place is done as simply as possible: manual harvest, natural vinification with wild yeasts, no additives and no added sulphites.
Frenette is a light alcoholic beverage made from fermented ash leaves. It is an ancient drink, possibly already made in Gaul around the time of the Romans, which originated in northern France and Belgium. This "cider" was still widely made in Normandy in the 1950s and 1960s but has virtually disappeared today.
Frenette is a mildly alcoholic drink made from fermented ash leaves. Variations on the name include freinette or fresnée frênée. This ‘Forest Champagne’ was still widely made in Normandy villages (also Picardy, Lorraine, Haute-Marne, Provence and Velay) in the 1950s and 1960s but is not found as often these days. The famous French writer Colette was reputed to love and make frenette.
Frenette is bubbly and tastes a little like a type of mild cider. It has a light apple bouque and evokes the lazy days of summer! A great family drink, as the alcohol content is very low, it’s lovely for picnics on hot days. It is easy and quick to make, doesn’t need preservatives or pasteurizing, nor any complicated equipment. It is made from the leaves of the ash tree. The frenette leafs also makes this drink beneficial for people with excess uric acid.It is a very fresh, natural and original product and Its low alcohol content makes it a drink to be enjoyed without moderation at any time of the day, served at a temperature of 6°and 8° C.
Super crisp and very light Medium body, medium acidity and long finish.