2018 Laurent Perrachon Fleurie «Vieilles Vignes»

2018 Laurent Perrachon Fleurie «Vieilles Vignes»

Antoine Huray

"Has a lovely perfume this vintage. Red fruit and muothwatering acidity."

Antoine Huray

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Antoine Huray

"Has a lovely perfume this vintage. Red fruit and muothwatering acidity."

Antoine Huray

RRP: $50.00 per bottle46% OFF

$26.99

(buy 6 or more)

$27.99 per single bottle
Bottles
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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Tech stuff

Gamay
Laurent Perrachon
Beaujolais
2018
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2024
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A vibrant red in colour, with a rich, velvety texture and an elegant mix of fruit and floral aromas such as iris, violet, summer roses, peach, blackcurrants and red fruits. Fleurie is the most feminine of the Crus. Serve at 13° C, with lamb, poultry and white meats.

How was it made?

Fleurie is probably the most feminine of the Beaujolais. This new addition to the domain is a very special Fleurie. Within the Fleurie area, some parcels are of greater quality, like ours, on the footsteps of "La Madone", a very rugged landscape with steep slopes, probably the best "climat" (in Burgundy, a delimited area with specific characteristics) in the Fleurie Appellation.

Our parcel, on the lieu dit "La Cadole" is almost completely surrounded by the prestigious La Madone vineyard that gave the recent Gold Medal winner at the International Wine Challenge in London in 2008, probably the most prestigious wine competition with more than 40000 samples from all over the world.

Who made it?

Laurent Perachon is Beaujolais. The Julienas history mentions the Perrachon name in 1601. The Perrachon family acquired the domain of la Bottière, in Juliénas, in 1877. Then came the Domaine des Perelles on the Romanèche-Thorins territory, at the feet of the Moulin-à-Vent hills. The Domaine des Mouilles, now the heart of the Perrachon operations, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the Julienas appellation, benefiting from the best exposure and the best soils. Recently, Perrachon added smaller parcels in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint Amour. Now, the harvest covers six appellations: Julienas of course, but also Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chenas and our latest addition, Saint-Amour. This makes us the independent winemaker in Beaujolais with the most comprehensive list of crus. Both red and rose wines come from a single varietal - Gamay. Vines are pruned short, in "goblet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old. Perrachone also have a rare white Beaujolais made of achardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies. Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for "Villages" up to 18 days for "Terroirs selections". The wines are then maturing slowly in the 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.

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