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Domaine de Fa Fleurie "Roche Guillon" 2016
Region: Burgundy
Winery: Domaine de Fa (Beaujolais)
Grapes: 100% Gamay
Vintage: 2016
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Description: Roche Guillon is a single vineyard, one of the highest in elevation in the Fleurie appellation. The vineyards are in steep terrain, west facing and planted in Clay-limestone soil. Whole cluster fermentation, with a semi-carbonic maceration, then aged in 1-3 year old foudre. Winery is certified organic, in conversion to biodynamic.


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Wine Spectator 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE - Today's selection from some of my recent tastings is a mix of regional and cru bottlings. The high-scorer is from Domaine de Fa, a winery founded in 2013 by the Northern Rhone's Graillot family. Their Roche Guillon 2016 is a single-vineyard wine from Fleurie, a cru located in the center of the region that boasts pink granite soils. The grapes underwent whole-cluster fermentation and semi-carbonic maceration, which gives the wine a juicy yet complex profile.
A juicy yet complex light-bodied red, with mouthwatering acidity accentuating the steeped red cherry, raspberry tea and orange zest flavors. Accents of wild herb and mineral echo on the lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2024. 300 cases importeR