Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Beaujolais; Burgundy,
Price: $28.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken Cordon Bleu in a white wine sauce, mashed potatoes and peas.
Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, very dark ruby color with a pale purple rim. Earthy cherry aromas with a wisp of light floral. Gritty, very lively and concentrated mouthfeel, light body and a 60-grit texture. Powerful tart cherry, raspberry, fresh dandelion greens and a touch of zesty current flavors along with a persistent peppery spice and hints of fresh brewed breakfast tea that became more prevalent on the last pour. Abundant, but not overpowering acidity, wonderful soft tannins that showed a little life in the long bold fruit finish. Unusual spicy Beaujolais that was overflowing with character and contained a myriad of delicious flavors. The tart, almost bitter, finish left each sip with a slight mineral and black tea aftertaste that was quite intriguing. We enjoyed the easy drinking persona of the wine and called it an excellent value Beaujolais.
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Wax sealed 45mm natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 22233 6
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.