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La Grosse Pierre Fleurie Bel Airtext
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La Grosse Pierre Fleurie Bel Air 2019

Fleurie, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceThough Pauline Passot grew up in Fleurie, it took a restaurant career as a sommelier, and a vintage at Seresin in New Zealand before beginning enology studies in Beaune, followed by stints at several wineries. She returned to Bojo and leased an organic vineyard in Chiroubles' Grille Midi, before taking over her family’s six hectares in 2018, the third generation to farm these lands. All of her vineyards are in conversion to organics. From 60 year old vines rooted in Fleurie's pink granites, this was partial carbonic, native ferment, and aged 11 months in concrete, with no filtering and minimal sulphur at bottling. Perfumed, light, and pretty, as is the Fleurie way, this shines with peonies, pomegranate, red currant, and wild raspberries along a graceful, gentle, lifted palate. Tannins are whisper fine and long, guiding this to a pink peppercorn, granitic grip finish. A charmer for drinking now, ideally with a slight chill.Tasted: 14 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 32.00 private wine shops Producer: SCEA Coudert Père et FilsDistributors: Kava Selection
Grape: Gamay NoirUPC: 3569619419759