Notes: Strawberry, Cherries Violets Slate
Body: Medium -
Tannin: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 13.5
Origin: Beaujolais, France
Maker: Marc Delienne
Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Slight Wood
Decanting: 30 minutes
Asian Food Pairing: Brasied pork, sio ba
Western Food Pairing: Pasta, beef stew
Marc Delienne St Amour "A la Folie” 2017
Marc Delienne St Amour "A la Folie” has a light, fresh expression. Delicate notes of aromatic violet florals and red fruit with a gentle crushed rock mouthfeel. A really linear, almost thirst-quenching style of great quality. Juicy and fleshy with a medium body and crunchy acidity. Cherry and strawberry flavours take the lead towards a crisp and lively finish. Australia's love affair with Gamay and Beaujolais continues.
100% Gamay. The fruit for this wine is sourced from the South-East part of the Fleurie vineyard. The soils are mainly sandy or sandy loam, stemming from primary rocks (granite) or ancient alluvium, sometimes covered by a dense layer of pebbles of low to average depth. These black Gamay vines were planted 40–80+ years ago, with a density of 10,000 vines/hectare and pruned using the gobelet method.
Manual harvesting of the grapes in small boxes and sorting in the cellar. Maceration of the whole crop in concrete vats with controlled temperature. No yeasting and no chaptalisation. The grapes are not crushed but are softly pumped daily. Brief fermentation of 8 days.
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