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2018 Domaine Marc Delienne Greta Carbo Fleurie Gamay

Beaujolais, France

Stylish and sophisticated, Greta Carbo is going to set your heart aflutter. It's Gamay at it's most glamourous.

$67.00

DISPATCHED FROM MID-JULY
About
This is very elegant, well formed gamay, very beautiful.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Greta Carbo is a slinky, seductive number, polished and beautifully poised.

Of the suite of phenomenal wines from this producer, Greta may be the most suited to a little extra time in the bottle.

This cuvee is denser, wonderfully structural and shows a perfect balance bewteen sweet earthy tannin and plush pools of fruit.

If you've ever wondered what great 'natural' wines take like, this is as good an example as you will find.

It's savoury yet smooth and flat out stunning to drink.

About Domaine Marc Delienne

At the ripe old age of 56, Marc Delienne made an incredible sea (or vine) change.

He left his life in Paris working in IT & banking and moved himself to Beaujolais. In 2015 he purchased Château de l’Abbaye Saint Laurent d’Arpayé in the centre of Fleurie. Mentored by the likes of Alain Graillot and Eloi Dürrbach at Domaine Trévallon in Provence, he came to town with the fiery passion of a man many years his junior.

A conversion of his 40-80-year-old vines to organic farming was immediate. A vat room was built in short order. Gorgeous, elegant wines made with meticulous attention to detail emerged in what seemed like no time at all.

Now entering his sixth decade on this planet, Marc thinks of himself as a young winemaker, and well he might. His wines have the edginess and energy that you would associate with the finest vanguard producers in the French wine community today.

Vigneron Marc Delienne
Vigneron Marc Delienne
Fleurie, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Geology
Located in the South-East part of the Fleurie vineyard, soils are mainly sandy or sandy loam, stemed from primary rocks (granite) or ancient alluvium, covered by sometimes a dense layer of pebbles of low to average depth.

Culture
The black Gamay vines were planted 40 to more than 80 years ago, with a density of 10,000 vines/hectare (2.5 acres) and pruned using the gobelet method. Plants are trained rather high. Soils are tilled.

Vinification
Manual harvesting in small boxes, sorting in the cellar. Grapes are cooled in cold cellar at a 5°C (41°F), then gently put into vats. The concrete vat, carbon dioxide saturated, is closed and kept at a 8°C (4.6°F) temperature. The juices are extracted every day. Pressing after 3 weeks, end of fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats..

Élevage
4 months in 5 wines barrels, as soon as the after alcoholic fermentation is finished.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Marc
Marc's steep vineyards
Fleurie, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"The name suggests something, no doubt! Whole bunch, concrete tanks, no additions, hello. Importer: High Hopes. Bright and vivacious style, deep into ripe cherry, stewed cherry, warm forest berry zone with pops of pepper, green herb and chamomile. Supple in the palate, soft and round, mouth-watering acidity and supple tannins. Lovely, bright finish closes the wine. Such a treat here. So seductive." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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