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.
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.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Beaujolais|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Gamay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Chicken and Turkey, Lamb|
|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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