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Fleurie `la Madone` Georges Blanc 2012

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Selection Georges Blanc
Grape(s)
Gamay
Type
Red
Style
Light
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Alcohol Content (%)
13
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

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.

Producer

Renowned Michelin starred chef and vineyard owner, Georges Blanc, selects a range of top cuvées from local domaines for his restaurant in Vonas, near Mâcon.

Tasting (Long)

Fleurie has a distinctly floral bouquet of violets and summer fruits and is perhaps the most approachable and elegant of the Beaujolais Crus. Picked from the best vineyard site in this famous village on the hillside below the `Saint Madone` and made from 100% Gamay grapes, which have enjoyed excellent exposure to the sun and are wonderfully ripe at harvest. This very fruity wine exhibits an aroma of wild strawberries.

Tasting (Short)

Fleurie has a distinctly floral bouquet of violets and summer fruits and is perhaps the most approachable and elegant of the Beaujolais Crus. A fruity wine exhibiting an aroma of wild strawberries.

Food

Excellent with salads, cold meats, pate and chicken dishes.

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