Grape Variety: Gamay
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Fleurie; Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.
Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Turkey and cheese subway sandwich and homemade onion soup.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a lighter brown tint in the rim. Powerful damp earth, boysenberry and raspberry aromas with hints of floral. Silky smooth, light and lively mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Robust and ripe pomegranate, raspberry and cherry with a noticeable amount of oregano and lots of peppery spice. Nice reserved bright acidity, integrated soft and ripe tannins and a long juicy finish that leaves a mineral taste in the mouth. WOW, there is a delicious earthiness from start to finish and combined with the ripe raspberry taste it is simply fantastic. If there was a fault it would be the fading tannins, but it had exquisite balance and could easily be called elegant. We said it was OUTSTANDING Beaujolais that was a notable value.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 23218 2
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.