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Henry Fessy Fleurie 2009

Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
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Winemaker Notes

The Fleurie 2009 reveals a very pleasant aroma of red fruit and floral hints of peony. An elegant wine where the acidity and tannins create impressive harmony.

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

A richly aromatic wine, with swathes of sweet fruit, ripe tannins and a juicy, jammy feel. This is so generous, open, welcoming. There is structure as well, cushinoed by the sweet fruits.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Attractive boysenberry, black cherry and cassis flavors mix with light licorice and vanilla notes. A tangy minerality drives this light- to medium-bodied red and lingers on the herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2014.

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Henry Fessy, , France - Other regions
Henry Fessy
Maison Henry Fessy today counts 75 acres under vine scattered throughout the Beau-jolais Cru and Villages appellations, 98% of which is planted with Gamay. The winery entirely redesigned in 2003 and was subsequently purchased by Maison Louis Latour in the winter of 2008. Henry Fessy's wines are exported to 35 countries and are among the best-selling Beaujolas Crus in Paris, the City of Lights! We hope you enjoy the tasting.

Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—the notion that regions and vineyards convey a sense of place that is reflected in the resulting wine. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety, which can be confusing to the general consumer, who can benefit from a general working knowledge of the major appellations. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world can be found here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône, and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and [Chardonnay, always unblended, are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades and command astoundingly high auction prices. The same varieties, along with Pinot Meunier, are used in Champagne. Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red wines that are almost always blends of some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. The Rhône Valley is responsible for monovarietal Syrah in the north, while in the south it is generally blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre. White Rhône varieties include Marsanne, Roussane, and Viognier. Most of these varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into both the Old and New Worlds.

GZT913815_2009 Item# 112209

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