Fleurie La Madone La Reine de l’Arenite, AOP Fleurie

£14.95
  • Fleurie La Madone La Reine de l’Arenite, AOP Fleurie
  • Fleurie La Madone La Reine de l’Arenite, AOP Fleurie

Fleurie La Madone La Reine de l’Arenite, AOP Fleurie

£14.95

AVAILABILITY: 16 in stock

Grape Gamay
Style Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Fruit Forward, Floral, Red Summer Fruits, Smooth, Juicy, Easy Drinking
Country France
Region Fleurie, Beaujolais
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

La Reine de l’Arenite La Madone Fleurie is a classic Beaujolais variety. Boasting a fragrant nose of iris and peony, its palate of Morello cherry and strawberry flavours are complemented by a pleasant acidity and ripe tannins. Perfect for both winter and summer meals, it pairs especially well with roast leg of lamb or lightly chilled, barbecued chicken or pork.

About the Producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade they had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines.

Samantha Bailey, who started as a wine enthusiast, was there at the beginning of this adventure. Since then, she has grown into Boutinot's Master Blender and has key responsibilities: building long-standing relationships, tasting, understanding the terroir and appellations, and pushing the boundaries. She is at the heart of the whole process from blending to quality assessment, making sure there is always a Boutinot touch in every cuvée. Boutinot are proud to also count Guillaume Letang and Julien Dugas in the winemaking team. Guillaume oversees the South of France and Languedoc, whilst Julien looks after the property in Cairanne. Together they have the local knowledge to select and blend the very best wines from throughout. Eric Monnin oversees every aspect of production and makes sure everything the winemakers blend and source is top quality.

Vineyard and Winery

La Reine de l'Arenite, meaning 'Queen of the Arenite' refers to the terroir of pinky, crumbly sandstone of the La Madone vineyards, rated as one of the best vineyards in Fleurie. At up to 450m altitude and with soils still untouched by phylloxera, goblet trained vines on the east and south east facing vineyards lie below the Chapel of the Madonna at the top of the hill. Gamay Noir vines range from 40 to 90 years of age. Grapes are hand-picked and whole-berry fermented for 8-10 days (traditional maceration carbonique) followed by a further 2 or 3 days on the skins to assist with aromas. No use of cultured yeasts. Pressed after an 8-10 day cuvaison. First press wine was returned to vat and left for 8 months before bottling.

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