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Domaine Gilles Coperet Fleurie La Madone 2020

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Named after the Chapel of the Madonna that overlooks the Fleurie vineyard in Beaujolais, the Domaine Gilles Coperet, Fleurie “La Madone” presents with floral aromas (rose and peony) reveals itself on a supple and silky palate with fine tannins. It is a fresh, balanced wine and food-friendly with delightful minerality.

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James Suckling
The very fragrant aromas of tea, rose and some jasmine pull you into this very elegant Fleurie that’s very suave and silky, thanks to a slew of very fine tannins. Very long and filigree finish.
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Taking over the business from his grandfather in 1986, Gilles & Annie Copéret have expanded across several prestigious Cru's in Beaujolais, most recently with the acquisition of 6 acres on the hill of La Madone in Fleurie. All the grapes are hand harvested and the vineyards have a Terra Vitis sustainability certification.

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The bucolic region often identified as the southern part of Burgundy, Beaujolais actually doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the rest of the region in terms of climate, soil types and grape varieties. Beaujolais achieves its own identity with variations on style of one grape, Gamay.

Gamay was actually grown throughout all of Burgundy until 1395 when the Duke of Burgundy banished it south, making room for Pinot Noir to inhabit all of the “superior” hillsides of Burgundy proper. This was good news for Gamay as it produces a much better wine in the granitic soils of Beaujolais, compared with the limestone escarpments of the Côte d’Or.

Four styles of Beaujolais wines exist. The simplest, and one that has regrettably given the region a subpar reputation, is Beaujolais Nouveau. This is the Beaujolais wine that is made using carbonic maceration (a quick fermentation that results in sweet aromas) and is released on the third Thursday of November in the same year as harvest. It's meant to drink young and is flirty, fruity and fun. The rest of Beaujolais is where the serious wines are found. Aside from the wines simply labelled, Beaujolais, there are the Beaujolais-Villages wines, which must come from the hilly northern part of the region, and offer reasonable values with some gems among them. The superior sections are the cru vineyards coming from ten distinct communes: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Any cru Beajolais will have its commune name prominent on the label.

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Delightfully playful, but also capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-packed wines. From Beaujolais, Gamay generally has three classes: Beaujolais Nouveau, a decidedly young, fruit-driven wine, Beaujolais Villages and Cru Beaujolais. The Villages and Crus are highly ranked grape growing communes whose wines are capable of improving with age whereas Nouveau, released two months after harvest, is intended for immediate consumption. Somm Secret—The ten different Crus have their own distinct personalities—Fleurie is delicate and floral, Côte de Brouilly is concentrated and elegant and Morgon is structured and age-worthy.

MTC14511_20_2020 Item# 1233483

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