AOC Fleurie: Domaine de Fa 2018

"Wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums, smoked meats and potpourri, the 2018 Fleurie Roche Guillon is medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with powdery tannins, ripe acids and a carnal finish. Like all these releases, I suspect it will be at its best young, but it has turned out well. 90/100."
William Kelley - The Wine Advocate.

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Tasting Notes

The esteemed Graillot family have long-harboured an oenological interest in Beaujolais, as well as a family home there and recently acquired 8 hectares of Beaujolais in the crus of Saint Amour (in the climat of Côte de Besset) and Fleurie, that they named Domaine de Fa. They, like several others, see a region which has real potential and that is currently undervalued.

About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Burgundy, Beaujolais
Grape Variety (Cépage) Gamay
Food & Wine Matching Charcuterie, Chicken and Turkey, Lamb
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2018
Cellarage Drink 2020 to 2025.
Vinification Hand-harvested whole bunches spend 2 weeks on their skins prior to (semi-carbonic) fermentation in cement and maturation in 300-litre foudres.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14

Domaine de Fa (Antoine & Maxime Graillot)

World-renowned Crozes Hermitage producer, Alain Graillot, was joined in the family business by sons Maxime & Antoine during the past decade. Team Graillot is now able to combine a thriving Northern Rhône estate with interesting projects in Beaujolais and Morocco.


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