AOC Saint-Amour: Domaine de Fa 2018
Saint-Amour is the most northerly of the Beaujolais cru, and the Graillot vines are situated on the granitic slopes of the Côte de Besset climat. This wine is violet in colour, spicy on the palate and will age for a good 5 years if you have sufficient patience!
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|
|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 (%)||13|
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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