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Thibault Ducroux Fleurietext

Thibault Ducroux Fleurie 2022

Fleurie, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceThibault Ducroux grew up in a winemaking family in Bojo but was inspired towards natural wines through reading Jules Chauvet. So after working with some natural winemakers in Bojo and Jura, he began his winery with 1.25ha owned vines and 6.5ha total via long-term contracts, all organically farmed and in conversion. This is the 3rd vintage of Fleurie for Thibault, coming off a parcel he contracts in the Grille-Midi of 50 year old vines on pink granite. It's whole bunch carbonated, native fermented and aged in old barriques for eight months with no fining, filtration, and minimal SO2 at bottling. Ripe and candied plum, fragrant raspberry, scrubby herbs, pink peppercorn, and anise is wrapped with softly sticky tannins, and buoyed with an easy, bright acidity, finishing with a bitter / tart twist. Joyous and bright.Tasted: 12 April 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Thibault DucrouxGrape: Gamay Noir