2019 Marc Delienne Arpay A la Folie Saint-Amour Gamay

The lightest, juiciest Beaujolais in Marc Delienne's brilliant range of minimalist wines.

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Je t'aime a la folie...I love you madly...

Australia's love affair with Gamay and Beaujolais continues, and we love it too. This light, fresh expression is Marc's most delicate wine, sourced from the eastern part of the Saint-Amour commune, where there's lots of alluvial, stony soils.

Violet, floral, red fruit aromatics with a gentle crushed rock mouthfeel, a real linear almost thirst-quenching style of great quality.

What's not to love, apart from the low amount of available stock?

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. Maceration of the whole crop in concrete vats with controlled temperature. No yeasting, no chaptalisation. No crushing, soft daily pumping over. Brief fermentation (8 days).

élevage
In concrete vats right after the pressing.

94 Points - "Up top in Beaujolais, set on pebbly, rocky soil. Sits in that brighter, more refreshing style.

Fragrant, pretty red berry scents, cranberry and pomegranate with light spice and good undergrowth notes. Filigreed, delicate, refreshing expression, fine tannins in a sheath and excellent length. The word poise comes to mind. Precise, taut, structured with succulence to boot. Excellent indeed." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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