I just love Fleurie wines – they’re gulpably delicious and versatile. Here we have a delightfully-perfumed and bright representation with Anne-Sophie DuBois, Les Cocottes, 2019, ABV 12.5%. 💕👏🍷
This wine is made with Gamay grapes and hails from the Beaujolais Cru appellation of Fleurie. 🇫🇷 The grapes used to produce this wine were farmed organically and grown on the famous pink granite slopes of this region, with a beneficial south-southwest orientation towards the sun ☀️, offering good exposure throughout the growing season, aiding in the ripening process.
This wine was vinified using the whole grape clusters 🍇 and was subject to ‘carbonic maceration’, where fermentation begins initially within the confines of the intact grapes under a blanket of carbon dioxide. This process is known to highlight the purity of fruit characteristics along with customary notes of bubblegum, cinnamon, banana, kirsch, among other expected characteristics.
👁 It’s medium purple with a delicate haze. 👃 On the nose it is light and perfumed with youthful notes of cherry blossom alongside cherry preserves, wild strawberry, kirsch, banana, nutmeg, balanced with mineral notes like wet slate. 👄 On the palate this wine is dry, it has a brighter, tarter flavor profile, with vibrant acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, light tannins, and good fruit concentration. It has a medium finish. 😍😍😍
We’re pairing this wine with tarragon chicken and caprese. 👌👌👌👌
@annesophiefleurie — 15 days ago
Fresh, greedy cuvée. Fruit notes (dark cherry) supported by floral touches (rose, iris, violet) and a nice aromatic concentration carried by old vines. It’s peppery, with fine but persistent tannins. Nice bottle for its price.
Cuvée fraiche gourmande. Notes de fruit (cerise biarrot) soutenues par des touches floral (rose, iris, violette) et une belle concentration aromatique portée par les vieillies vignes. C’est épicé, avec des tanins fins, mais persistants. Belle bouteille pour son prix. — 15 days ago
Delicious, especially in the age of global warming, where certain wine-growing regions (like Beaujolais) are suffering more than others. Deep plummy, dark cherry fruit, a mineral, granitic stank, and a dark floral note on the nose. On the palate the ripe fruit is balanced with more forceful acids than I expected. Really good concentration, soft texture but with some soft tannin at the end, and a long, clingy finish. Love this! — 13 days ago
Screaming herbs from the glass, Chinese cilantro, sage, beets, roobios, red cherry, cinnamon, clove and roses on the big nose. Smooth entry to tart cherry and ripe raspberry, crabapple cider. .
#domainebrunoclavelier #bougognepassetoutgrain #bougogne #viellesvignes #vindebourgogne #burgundy #burg #rouge — 13 days ago
Dark ruby red. Inviting nose and lush medium palate of earthy black cherry, fresh mushroom, and slightly woody red plum. Medium acidity. Medium minus tannins. A Burgundy for the New World drinker. Just enough fruit and a well regulated militia of oak, tannins, and acidity make for a PN that’s true to its roots yet approachable to the novice. A wide variety of cuisines will pair nicely. I went with very authentic (read, “spicy”) Ethiopian fare. Drink now through 2028. — 2 days ago
Corinne Gonin, Julienas, Les Chanoriers 2019.
Really nice rustic nose with a bright cherry note, hay, a tiny bit of heat. It's quite inviting. The palate is delicious, with a very strong acid backbone, a nice cherry note all along with a good width, a nice and crisp mouthfeel which is disrupted by a mid palate with subtle tannins that add a layer of complexity and a tiny tangy tickle that remains, embracing a fruity recital of a finish. Probably the best Beaujolais I have sourced locally so far (except for a couple of widely overpriced Lapierre bottles I found a couple of years back) — 14 days ago
Sour cherry, leather, hay. Very nice nose, very engaging and inviting. The palate is well made with a good acid drive, a nice bright sour cherry note, it's rather thin than broad, a bit of tannins in the rear, leaving a layer of gentle disruption over a long and bright cherry finish. It's a very good Beaujolais in a subtle, precise style. — 6 days ago
Fine and concentrated cuvée Magnum format. Unfiltered?
Deep purple dress. Nose made of fruits and spices, discreet oaky notes. Deep, aerial black cherry and flowers aromas in mouth with very fine tannins. We feel the aromatic concentration of old vines. Notes of evolution that pinote. It's a bit greasy and pleasant. Raised on les lies? Acidity contained. Wine at its peak, for a few more years.
Cuvée fine et concentrée en format Magnum. Non filtré?
Robe pourpre profonde. Nez fruits et épices, notes de fûts discrètes et fondues. Bouche aérienne et profonde sur des tanins très fins. On sent la concentration aromatique des vieilles vignes. Plutôt cerise noire et fleurs
Notes d’évolution qui pinotent. Côté un peu gras assez plaisant. Elevé sur lies? Acidité contenue. Vin à son apogée, pour quelques années encore. — 16 days ago
Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.
Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.
Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.
Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.
(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)
The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self. — 12 days ago