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2015 DOMAINE DE FA FLEURIE ROCHE GUILLON 750ML
2015 DOMAINE DE FA FLEURIE ROCHE GUILLON 750ML
 
Case Price $29.99
Bottle Price $39.99
Sale Price $29.99
Year 2015
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Gamay
Country France

Product Code: 2813470
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“The 2015 wines deliver the greatest impact and pleasure I have tasted from Beaujolais in recent history. The vintage has plenty of candidates for wine of the year; concentrated wines, with opulent fruit character, complexity and the classic brightness from Beaujolais. Wines will age; however, they are pretty irresistible now.” – Vinous

As wine lovers ourselves it fills us with excitement to announce that 2015 is the next “key vintage release”. The 2015 has proved to be extremely solid all across Europe, from Burgundy all the way to Rhone. Finally, the wait is over as wines are arriving the country, we are sure these will sell out fast, so while you can we suggest stocking up on today’s offer.

Today’s wine comes from Fleurie also referred as “The Queen of Beaujolais”. Wines are lighter in style and highly aromatic with a ’feminine’ quality. Think roses and violets along with ripe red fruits, orange peel and banana aromas. I like to consider Cru Beujolais as the perfect place to strike a deal and a safe middle ground between the wines of Burgundy and the Rhone.

Alain Graillot is one of Northern Rhone’s most revered producers along with Guigal, Jean-Louis Chave and Chapoutier. His resume includes working for the best in Burgundy, including the venerable Jacques Seysses from Domaine Dujac. Being a man that enjoys challenges, the renowned producer from Crozes-Hermitage, along with his two sons; Antoine and Maxime looked for their next project.

After many years of being on the lookout, they finally landed the perfect opportunity in Beaujolais. The Graillot family acquired Roche Guillon, a 3 ha. lieu- dit just north of the town of Fleurie and where today’s wine is sourced from. They decided to name the estate Domaine de Fa.

Roche Guillon is a steep, terraced single vineyard at 350 meters of altitude, it lies on a hillside close to Domaine de Vissoux, top producer in Fleurie. In addition, Frédéric Lafarge from the very respected Domaine Lafarge in Volnay also farms vines on this same hill. The single vineyard is one of the highest in elevation in Beaujolais. The property has very steep terrain with west facing exposure. Gamay here is planted in Clay-limestone soil, which provides the wine with an incredible depth and much appreciated minerality.

For the 2015 Domaine de Fa Fleurie Roche Guillon grapes were naturally fermented in concrete fermenters where they underwent partial semi carbonic maceration. Fermentation lasted for 10 days and the wine was then matured for 1 year in large oak barrels (20 and 30 hl).

Winery is 100 % certified organic and it is currently turning into biodynamic practices.

Tasting Notes: This is darker and more tightly wound as you would expect with lifted, super youthful carbonic notes a dark core and a twist of inky carbonic. Absolutely delicious with deep, crunchy, juicy blueberry and black raspberry fruit, sappy and wonderful freshness. Expect intense vibrancy and drive and plenty of sticky tannins.

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