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Chateau des Bachelards Fleurie 2020-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Chateau des Bachelards Fleurie 2020

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  • TASTING NOTE: "Tasting this astonishing Fleurie is like watching the flickering of dappled shade on a hot summer's day with a gentle breeze. The delicate interplay of dark (structure) and light (red fruit and floral aromas) in the nose and on the extremely focused palate is fascinating, and has a stunning combination of finesse and density. Very long finish where the fine tannins and mineral acidity are tightly interwoven, like long plaited hair. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.97 Points - JamesSuckling.com
  • ABOUT THE WINE: The grapes are all hand-harvested into small crates, which are received in the winery by gravity only in an effort not to bruise and damage the fruit. The clusters are fully destemmed and fermented spontaneously with zero additions. Carbonic or semicarbonic maceration are not practiced at Bachelards and thermovinification is shunned. The wines are carefully nurtured while they find their own path with minimal outside intervention. Unlike in most wineries in Beaujolais, however, the wines spend a significant time on skins, which is followed by a lengthy maturation in French oak of 18 to 24 months. Large format is used for the two wines from Fleurie and the Saint Amour, while the more powerful Moulin-a-Vent goes into barriques and sees some new oak.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: The Château des Bachelards vineyard in Fleurie, was created by the Benedictine monks of Cluny around the year 1100. Today it is operated by Alexandra de Vazeilles, who after working in business in the USA for 15 years, shifted courses into wine. Before buying her own estate she trained at Château Latour in Pauillac, at Domaine de Montille in Volnay and at Domaine Roulot in Meursault. Bachelards has holdings in Fleurie (directly surrounding the Chateau), Saint-Amour and Moulin-a-Vent, and is doubly certified in organic and biodynamic viticulture. The vineyards in Fleurie include on of the only Monopoles in Beaujolais, Les Clos des Bachelards from which Alexandra makes her top wine. Vine age in her holdings is between 60-100 years old. Like the viticulture, winemaking is very considered The grapes are harvested by hand in crates, the wine is received by gravity, only indigenous yeasts are used and the maturing process is deliberately long using both new and old oak. Alexandra's wines are a style unique to Beaujolais. They are made without using carbonic maceration and are more akin in style to the great wines of the Cote de Nuits or the Northern Rhone, inky in the glass, smoky on the nose and richly extracted, terroir driven wines. They are built for the long haul, and would be great additions to any cellar program. 
  • COUNTRY: France
  • REGION: Beaujolais
  • VARIETAL: Gamay
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Alexandra de Vazeilles
  • CLASSIFICATION: Organic & Biodynamic Farming
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 13.5%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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