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Fleurie "En Voluet"

Fleurie "En Voluet"

Region

AOP Fleurie

Winemaker notes

The 2016 vintage proved challenging in many respects, but as the saying goes: what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger! Cool spring temperatures led to a later-than-average bud break, which proved to be a blessing in disguise as a major hailstorm swept through the region in late May decimating about 2000 hectares. Had bud break happened on schedule, the result of this metrological event could've been much worse. A moderate, dry summer, with cool nights, continued through September offering the estate ideal conditions for harvest. The 2016 vintage can be compared most recently to 2014 in terms of freshness, elegance and structure, with riper fruit character (but not as ripe as 2015) to provide a bit of voluptuousness on the palate.

Viticultural Notes

The Côte en Volluet vineyard is located in the western portion of the Fleurie cru. The elevation here is approaching 407m above sea level. Vines are planted on very steep slopes facing southeast in soils that are predominately pink granite. Vines are trained in the traditional gobelet system of Beaujolais and harvested by hand.

Wine

Fleurie "En Voluet"

Estate

Chateau de Durette

Vintage

2016

Varietal

100% Gamay

Region

AOP Fleurie

Vineyard

Côte en Volluet

Vine Age

25 - 40 years

Soil

Granite

Farming

Sustainable/traditional

Fermentation

Traditional fermentation in combination of stainless steel and cement. 25% whole cluster, 75% destemmed fruit.

Aging

Stainless steel

Alcohol

13%


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