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Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Beaujolais that was a
notable value.

Producer/Winery: Cédric Chignard; Domaine Chignard; Fleurie, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Fleurie; Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2016

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.

Tasting:

    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.

Cédric Chignard in his vineyard
Photo from Viamo.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine Chignard and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 23218 2

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.