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Les Vignes Vial Fleurie 2018 - VINTAGES #18586

France
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Per Bottle: $21.95
Per case of 12: $263.40
 
Producer: Collin-Bourisset
Vintage: 2018
Production Area: Fleurie, Beaujolais
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Henri Collin and Louis Bourisset joined forces at the beginning of the 20th century; both are considered to be pioneers in the wine industry and have a rich history with the beloved property Hospices de Romanèche-Thorins.  After 193 years at the historic Crêches-Sur-Saône property, 2014 saw great change for Collin-Bourisset as they partnered with Maison Jean Loron. 

The philosophy of Maison Collin-Bourisset has always been to produce the best wines that Beaujolais and Burgundy have to offer.  This partnership brought to life great synergies and an opportunity for Collin-Bourisset to be in closer proximity to the vines. 

Located in the village of Fleurie, the Gamay vines are planted to clay and sand soils on a granite base.  Harvest is completed by hand, carefully selecting the best quality grapes.  Whole bunches are placed in fermentation tanks without crushing or destemming; alcoholic fermentation then occurs for a period of 8 to 12 days under controlled temperatures.  The wine is bottled after 8-10 months of aging to preserve fresh fruit aromas. 
Taste: This brilliant expression of Gamay is dry, medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity. It is filled with tart and ripe black fruit: black currants, blackberry, and black cherry. The wine has a violet petal florality with underlying notes freshly-turned earth and black pepper spice. The structure is soft, plush and finishes with nicely integrated tannins.
Cellaring Potential: drink now or cellar for 5+ years
Food Matching: Perfectly paired with chicken or pork, grilled vegetables or with soft cheeses such as Chateau du Bourgogne.

Les Vignes Vial Fleurie 2018 - VINTAGES #18586

France
Les Vignes Vial Fleurie 2018 - VINTAGES #18586