Grape Variety: 100% Gamay
Growing Region: AOC Fleurie, Beaujolais, France
Winemaker: Emeric Gaucher
The origin of the name Fleurie over time has had many a romantic theme to the name - but it is no less impressive, though it has nothing at all to do with flowers, but with an officer of the Roman Legion. Wine represents, in a certain way, the greatest gift that Rome made to France. Fleurie is also the name of the village (AOC area) from where this wine is produced.
The harvested fruit was picked by hand, where they kept them in whole bunches and with stems attached. The fermentation temperature was between: 28 - 30C, and maceration took place for 8 to 10 days. The whole process was started and finish with indigenous yeasts.
In the glass this Fleurie shows a deep, intense red colour, with a crimson hue. The nose as a sumptuous array of floral and fruit fragrances that lift the senses with notes of: irises, violets, roses, black currant, strawberry, peach and raspberry. The mouth feel is distinctively elegant and velvety smooth on the finish. Serve at 13-14C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and over the next 3-4 years.
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