Soleil Couchant Saint-Amour from one of the ten top sub-regional Beaujolais Crus. In fact Saint-Amour is known as the most romantic Beaujolais Cru and appropriately enough, the winemaker Samantha Bailey, got married here.
A wine that offers delicious red berry fruit aromas, backed by a touch of savoury liquorice and notes of white pepper that provide complexity and a silky lasting finish.
Delicious served lightly chilled with paté or chicken roasted with herbs, garlic and butter. Perfect with soft cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Black Fruits|
|Region||Saint Amour, Beaujolais|
Vineyard and Winemaking
Bequeathing its name from Amor, a Roman Legionnaire who took refuge in the area after refusing to fight the Christians, and long since associated with love and romance, Saint-Amour, with its mixture of granite, schist and clay produces both soft, floral, fruit driven wines and more powerful complex wines that can be aged for up to 5 years. The vines are at least 50 years of age, with yields below the appellation maximum, and are managed following ‘High Environmental Value’ (HVE) principles. Grapes are hand-harvested and immediately cooled as they arrive at the cellar. The grapes are de-stemmed the majority of the time to gain complexity without hard tannins followed by a semi-carbonic maceration and a slow fermentation.
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