Fleurie - Fleurie 2010 - Wine


Fleurie
Fleurie

Location

Beaujolais

Appellation

Fleurie

Color

Red

Vintage

Gamay

Features

Our south-southeast-facing Fleurie vineyards are situated on crystalline granites deposited by volcanic eruptions. The site benefits from being well aerated by the winds, which ensures healthy ripening for the grapes.

Vinification

Picked and sorted by hand, then de-stemmed, the grapes macerate slowly over the course of three or four weeks. Indigenous yeasts are used throughout the fermentation period, and extraction by means of both plunging and pumping over takes place on a regular basis.

Maturing and bottling

The wines are aged in our historic cellars over the course of 10 months, spent in second and third use oak barrels. The oak used to make the barrels comes from the forests of Alliers, the Limousin and the Nivernais.

Tasting / Wine and food pairing

The wines produced here are rich, delicate and silky. Aromas of flowers and red fruits are enhanced by a vivid acidity, resulting in a delicate, graceful wine. Maturation enhances these characters.

Conservation

The wine needs two or three years to reach its peak, and can then age comfortably for several decades.

The Vintage

2010 took shape under normal climatic conditions; that's to say there were no notable abnormalities in the weather pattern that year. Nevertheless, average temperatures were moderate. The bunches were both ripe and well balanced on arrival at the winery. Their healthy state permitted good levels of extraction. The finished wines have shown themselves to be generously fruited, with a silky tannin structure. These wines will age well over the course of several decades.


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