Style: Floral & elegant
Region of origin: France Beaujolais/ Macconais
In a line - Pretty, floral, elegant and aromatic. Spot on Fleurie!
La Reine de l'Arenite, meaning 'Queen of the Arenite' refers to the terroir of pinky, crumbly sandstone of the La Madone vineyards, rated as one of the best vineyards in Fleurie. At up to 450m altitude and with soils still untouched by phylloxera, goblet trained vines on the east and south east facing vineyards lie below the Chapel of the Madonna at the top of the hill. The Gamay Noir vines range from 40
to 90 years of age and the Grapes are hand-picked and whole-berry fermented for 8 -
Very pretty indeed, a heady perfume of freshly picked irises and peonies drifts above the crushed berry fruit nose. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity support a palate of Morello cherries, strawberries with a wonderful savoury finish.
In winter, match this wine with a roast leg of lamb. During the summer, chill lightly and serve with roasted or barbecued chicken or pork.
Awards: Sommelier Wine Awards 2017 - GOLD 2015 Vintage
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