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Fleurie Les Chênes Vieilles Vignes

The Lardy family has exploited the best terroirs of the Fleurie appellation for three generations. Lucien owns around 35 acres of vines split between the appellations of  Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Morgon and Beaujolais-Villages. When it comes to winemaking, Lucien would say he is more Burgundian in vinify each of my plots separately,” he explains, “in order to manage the expression of all my land. style. He favours semi-carbonic fermentation with partial destemming, all native yeasts and about two weeks maceration with partial ageing in a mixture of barrel and cask.” 100% old vine Gamay. Plot ‘‘Les Chênes’. Seventy years old vines planted on a South East terroir of granite and sand soils with veins of manganese (iron mineral). Elevation: 260m. Twelve day maceration with whole clusters in gridded vats. Native yeasts. Vinified without sulphur. Aged eight months in concrete vats and 15% neutral French oak barrel.

Displays high-pitched red and dark berry scents, along with notes of candied flowers, white pepper and minerals. Taut and linear on entry, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that open with air. Shows very good focus and spicy cut on the finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a hint of smokiness. This wine was made with no added sulfur.

 

 
Category:
France
Sub-Category:
Beaujolais
Tags:
BC
Producer:
Lucien Lardy
Vintage:
2015
SKU Alberta:
n/a
SKU BC:
131686
Case format:
12 bottles
Volume:
750ml
Colour:
Red
Accolades:
93 Wine Enthusiast

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