At up to 450m altitude and with soils still untouched by phylloxera, Goblet trained vines on the east and south east facing vineyards lie below the Chapel of the Madonna at the top of the hill. Gamay Noir vines range from 40 to 90 years of age.
Grapes are hand-picked and whole-berry fermented for 8-10 days (traditional maceration carbonique) followed by a further 2 or 3 days on the skin to assist with aromas. No use of cultured yeasts. Pressed after 8-10 day cuvaison. First press wine returned to wine and left for 8 months before bottling.
A heady perfume of freshly picked irises and peonies drift above the crushed berry fruit nose. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity support a palate of Morello cherries and bitter dark chocolate (reminiscent of a Black Forest Gâteaux).
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Name La Reine de l’Arenite Fleurie Country France Region Beaujolais ABV% 13% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Gamay Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans