Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation: Fleurie; Beaujolais, France.
Price: $29.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: Domaine LA; Los Angeles, California.
Paired With: Boneless pork chop cooked in a pressure cooker with russet potatoes and chicken broth sauce flavored with white wine and Worcestershire; sauteed apples and cabbage.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Earthy, strawberry, raspberry and cherry aromas with lots of musky Buck rose (Barn Dance) fragrance. Smooth, slightly lush, medium-light body and a 200-grit texture. Juicy ripe strawberry and tart cherry flavors with lots of dusty thyme, sage and peppery spice in the background. Plenty of fresh Beaujolais acidity, very fine (almost non-existent) tannins and a medium-length finish. Very fruity, soft and luscious Beaujolais. Although the alcohol content was listed on the label as 11-14% it was nowhere near 14% and we would say it tasted like 11% or less. In the end we thought it was light, refreshing Beaujolais that had just enough zest to make it interesting.
Alcohol Content: 11-14%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Selection Massale, Oakland, California.