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Sunier Fleurie 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Light, refreshing Beaujolais that had just enough zest to make it interesting.

Producer/Winery: Julien Sunier; Avenas, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Appellation: Fleurie; Beaujolais, France.

Vintage: 2016

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.

Tasting:

    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.

Julien Sunier in his vineyard
Photo from Polaner Selections.

Comments: Learn more about Julien Sunier and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Selection Massale, Oakland, California.