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 there.
Soleil Couchant, Saint-Amour, Cru Beaujolais is a red wine that offers a beautiful complexity and silky finish. This delightful wine has flavourful aromas of red berry fruit and a touch of savoury liquorice complemented by notes of white pepper. Enjoy it served lightly chilled with paté, roasted chicken, and soft cheeses like 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.
Another great beaujolais, bursting with ripe fruit and character. We are often told to serve these with cheese or poultry, I had this with a rare steak and it stood up very well.
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