David Large is a young and passionate vineyard owner and grape farmer of 5 ha in Beaujolais. His family started producing wine in 1840, and he is now the 7th generation vigneron and natural winemaker, doing things like his grandfather did!
His vineyards are located in pockets around Montmelas, a beautiful and mountainous area of the Southwest Beaujolais. The soil types of David's wines are predominantly granite, clay and the “Pierres Dorées”, a local and unique limestone formation pigmented with iron oxide. His wines also benefit from a volcanic rock base.
Having formerly worked for Michael Chapoutier, his vineyard management and wine-making are artisan and natural (native yeasts are used with only very minimal use of sulfites at bottling, and none in the vineyards). Everything is done by hand, from picking to racking. David has a hand in every step of the process, from working his vineyards, managing the vinification and even making his own deliveries.
Gamayhameha is produced from a small, old vineyard in the lieu-dit of La Cailloterie in the village of Denicé (stony clay soils), while Nelson is a juicy and soft wine made from a small vineyard in the village pocket of Rivolet (sandy clay soils).