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2017 Domaine de Fa Fleurie Roche Guillon

Beaujolais, France

A great example of Fleurie from the Graillot family. It's fragrant, tense and effortlessly complex. A must-try for Beaujolais lovers.

$70.00

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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.

Their Fleurie vinyard was procured a few years later. This site, high up on this famous slope, produces wines with a serious sense of minerality.

The wines from here have fine, persistant tannins and a structure you would more commonly associate with the wines of the Cote D'Or. It's an exceptional Cru Beaujolis which will blossom beautifully inside the bottle for many years to come.

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

From The Producer

Certified organic (biodynamic farming). This is from the Roche Guillon lieu-dit, a steep, terraced climat in Fleurie. It’s another high-altitude site, rising to 350 metres above sea level and sits on a west-facing hillside close to Poncié (which we know well from the Vissoux stable).

Coincidentally, another newcomer to the area, Frédéric Lafarge, also farms vines on this same hill. Hemmed by forest and stream, this is a beautiful place and the 40-plus-year-old, biodynamically-managed vines are rooted in pink granitic sand mixed through with limestone and clay; a soil known locally as ‘gore’.

The Domaine is now taking advantage of the new laws in Beaujolais that allow for higher planting densities, and a new trellis has been set up to enable the team to run a taller canopy, “like Bize-Leroy” half-jokes Maxime Graillot.

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

93Points
Vinous

"Brilliant violet. Primary red/dark berries on the highly perfumed nose, along with suggestions of exotic spices and succulent flowers. Penetrating, spice-laced black raspberry, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors stretch out and become sweeter with air, picking up a smoky mineral quality. Rich, in the style of the year, but lively as well. Finishes very long and juicy, with repeating florality and smooth, harmonious tannins that lend grip." - Josh Raynolds (Vinous)

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