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2017 Domaine de Fa Beaujolais En Besset

Beaujolais, France

The Graillot family's original Beaujolais cuveé. An energetic, fragrant expression of Gamay. Charming drinking.

$50.00

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About The Wine

The Graillot family, one of the most recognisable names in the Rhone Valley, love them some Beaujolais.

After years of drinking and swapping their wares with some of the best producers in Beaujolais, the Graillots sought out some land in the area bordering Juliénas and overlooking the town of Saint-Amour.  Alain's son, Antoine, spearheads their Beaujolais project, making the wines in a traditional way, using 100% whole bunches and semi-carbonic maceration to attain a classic sense of the region in each glass.

This was the original cuveé that the family bottled. The vines that produce this wine sit in both ‘Beaujolais-Villages’ and ‘Beaujolais’ AOCs. It's a classic, ultra-perfumed, brightly-fruited Beaujolais that shows transparency and purity in the glass.

Delicious to the core, this can be consumed now or in more than a decade's time.

Maxime & Antoine Graillot
Maxime & Antoine Graillot
Beaujolais, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Beaujolais En Besset is drawn from the non-Cru vines on Saint-Amour’s Côte de Besset, hence the name of the cuvée. These vines sit within both the ‘Beaujolais-Villages’ and ‘Beaujolais’ AOCs but rather than making two cuvées the Graillot choose to make only one.

Certain vintages may also contain some declassified Saint-Amour fruit. It’s a very specific and outstanding quality terroir; most AOC Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages are in the south of the region, whereas this terroir is in the very north, in the granitic soils that are normally reserved for Cru wines.

In fact this part of the vineyard touches both the Saint-Amour border and that of Juliénas. It’s also one of the very highest vineyards in Beaujolais, sitting at some 450 metres above sea level, at the very top of the Côte de Besset. Even in warm years this means you get lovely, mouthwatering freshness and perfume.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Antoine Graillot in the vineyard
Antoine Graillot in the vineyard
Beaujolais, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
Vinous

"Shimmering ruby. Spice-accented blackberry and violet pastille aromas are complemented by hints of succulent herbs, cured meat and dusty minerals. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering intense bitter cherry, dark berry and spicecake flavors that become sweeter as the wine stretches out. Repeats the floral note on the finish, which is given shape by supple, even tannins." - Josh Raynolds (Vinous)

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