Du Grappin Fleurie 2014
Fresh, fruity and seriously drinkable cru Beaujolais from Andrew Nielsen’s Du Grappin label.
Producer: Le Grappin
Fleurie, Beaujolais, France
Andrew Nielsen’s Le Grappin winery is based in Beaune, Burgundy. He’s had a long established love for the Gamay grape and wanted to make some delicious Beaujolais. The grapes for this Fleurie come from an old parcel of vines just below the village of Fleurie. Fleurie wines can sometimes be a bit lightweight for me, but this packs a decent punch of fruit, earthy spice with plenty of structure. Definitely a red wine to chill slightly to see it at its best, its not short of fun, but has a serious edge to it. Seriously delicious and definitely a second bottle kind of a wine!
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Light to mid-weight reds that dance across your tongue and all too quickly disappear. Pinot Noir, even cool climate Syrah lovers should check this out.
At its best
Large glasses and with a bit of a chill from the fridge (give it 20 minutes before serving)
I love this on it’s own without food, but it will work with a wide range of dishes. Pork belly would be my shout. Maybe with a twist of something Chinese.
Minimal intervention winemaking. Not certified.