Joseph Drouhin Fleurie Grand Cru Beaujolais 1997

Gamay from Burgundy, France

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Winemaker's Notes

Located between Moulin-.-Vent and Chiroubles, Fleurie, one of the ten Crus of Beaujolais, is certainly among the most famous one. There is a lovely ring to the name : in French, "Fleurie" means "in bloom" or "blooming". The grape variety used here is the Gamay, entirely grown on granitic soil. Mechanical harvest is forbidden : the grapes are picked by hand. The alcoholic fermentation is rather short : 6 to 7 days. The wine ages in oak barrels for 7 to 8 months. Fleurie is the most charming, the most appealing of all the Crus in Beaujolais. It has a seductive perfume of flowers (irises, rose petals) and on the palate, flavours of crushed berries.

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Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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