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Fleurie 2017, Domaine André Colonge et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

Fleurie 2017, Domaine André Colonge et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

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SKU : BJ13

£15.72

The Colonge family have been making wine in this part of the Beaujolais region since 1789. Lying in the heart of the northern, Cru, area of the region, they are based in the commune of Lancié.  The estate comprises  37 hectares divided between 4 appellations: Fleurie, Brouilly, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais.

 

Colonge have 7.3 hectares of Fleurie vineyards on south/south eastern facing slopes.

 

Fermentation is by semi-carbonic maceration combined with whole bunch fermentation. Maceration lasts around 10 days. This allows the wine to get the tannic structure required for ageing. Bottling is after the Easter following the harvest, for a cellaring potential of 5 to 6 years.

Deep ruby red in appearance with crimson tints. The nose is floral with spice aromas at the fore giving way to red fruits and vanilla. The palate is complex, fleshy and creamy with silky tannins and very ripe black fruit.

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