The Gamay grapes of this wonderful Fleurie come from the slopes around the renowned Chapelle de la Madonne where the soil is granitic with large crystals and sand. The nose is pure with stony freshness and vibrant raspberry fruit. The palate offers wonderful concentration of rich redcurrant fruit, while the mineral notes complement the ripe compote and spicy nuances. Great finesse with a persistent finish and well balanced. The most famous of the Beaujolais wines. Ideal for the Easter holiday lunches with roast lamb or chicken.
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Gamay is Beaujolais – few are the wine regions whose identities are so tied up with their grapes. 99% of the Beaujolais vineyard area – a fifth of all France‘s – is planted with the grape. Here it reaches the pinnacle of its reputation as a light bodied, intensely fruity, racily acid wine often released quickly and intended for early, preferably summertime, drinking. It is bush-trained in order to keep its buoyant growth in check and often vinified by carbonic maceration. Some producers in the more distinguished villages vinify traditionally to give wines of greater structure and more restrained fruit. Gamay is also grown throughout Eastern Europe, the Loire Valley, Savoie, Italy and Switzerland.