Fleurie Emile Chandesais 2011
- Emile Chandesais
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between Mâcon 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.
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.
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 strawberry and cherry fruit in the mouth are complimented by a soft, full finish.
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.
Red meats, game pie, grilled tuna or goats cheese salad.
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