Gamay Noir

Fleurie 2019

Region:
Beaujolais, Burgundy
Varietals:
Gamay Noir
Maturation:
11 months in neutral French oak barriques
Analysis:
13.0% alc/vol | TA: 6.25 g/L | pH: 3.65
Monopole Chateau Vivier’s
alluring age and richness.
Fleurie, Beaujolais
Fleurie is known for an elegant, floral style of Beaujolais. If Moulin-à-Vent is the King of Beaujolais, Fleurie is certainly the Queen, ranking among the most revered Beaujolais Crus. Chateau Vivier monopole is one of the oldest monopole plots in the region. The east facing 50-year-old untrained vines are grown in deep granite hillside soils and produce lively, expressive wines.
Winemaking
Half of the fruit was de-stemmed and vinified in concrete. The other half fermented as whole clusters with traditional carbonic maceration contributing a floral lift and intense primary fruit. After 2 weeks the free-run juice was racked to stainless steel and neutral French oak where the wine continued its élevage.
Tasting Notes
Unmistakably Fleurie - pretty on the nose, luscious on the palate. Flowers waft from the glass along with aromas of raspberries and pomegranate. The palate is youthful and alive with a granite-like minerality accented with red fruits and baking spices.
92 points

"Glistening ruby-red. Incisive red berry and floral scents are complemented by suggestions of allspice and smoky minerals. Vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors show fine clarity and building spiciness. Finishes with strong, red-fruit-dominated persistence and subtle tannins that add shape and gentle grip."

Josh Raynolds, Vinous (August 2021)