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Fleurie Emile Chandesais 2011

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Emile Chandesais
Grape(s)
Gamay
Type
Red
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between M√Ęcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy. The only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. A small amount of Chardonnay is also grown. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest-lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.

Producer

The House of Emile Chandesais was founded in 1933 in Fontaines, at the very heart of the Cote Chalonnaise. Emile honed his winemaking skills in Beaune and towards the end of the 1970s, created Domaine Champs Perdix in Fontaines and brought back to life slopes where the quality of grapes had enjoyed a reputation similar to those found in nearby Mercurey.

Emile handed the reigns over to the celebrated Maison Michel Picard in 1993 to ensure that the wines continue to be produced with Emile`s style and that are one of the finest examples of the region.

Tasting (Long)

Most wines in Beaujolais are made by the maceration carbonique fermentation method which minimises the tannins and ensures an early drinking red wine. Fleshy and aromatic, it has a deep purple colour with an abundance of juicy summer fruits. Strong ripe flavours of strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit in the mouth are complimented by a soft tannins and a full and lasting finish.

Tasting (Short)

Fleshy and aromatic, it has a deep purple colour with an abundance of juicy summer fruits. Strong ripe fruit flavours in the mouth are complimented by gentle tannins and a soft, full finish.

Food

Red meats, game pie, grilled tuna or goats cheese salad.

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