OENOFOROS Product Details 0065 Oenoforos Chateau De Fuisse Julienas 2020
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Country: France, Burgundy, Beaujolais
Grape Varieties: Gamay 100%
Wine Spectator – 91
The Wine Advocate - 90

In 2010, Château de Fuissé expanded outside the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé and purchased an exceptional vineyard in Juliénas, one of the great “ Crus of Beaujolais “. The granite soils combined with a traditional artisanal open vat fermentation give wines with a delicious flavour of raspberries, blackberries and wild strawberries.

Terroir: The Domaine is set on 7 hillside acres in the heart of Julienas. Vineyards sit with southern exposures and well-drained soils of granite, sand and clay.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked and very lightly crushed upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs for a period of about 10 days with daily punching down of the cap to extract additional colour, flavour and complexity. Following fermentation, the free-run juice is separated and the grapes are pressed, the wine is then reblended. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occur in 100% stainless steel.

Tasting Notes: Clean dark red ruby colour and a nice brilliance. Fresh fruity on the nose and characteristic flower aromas of peony and ripe red fruits (wild-strawberries, red-current and raspberries). Lots of finesse and soft fruits in the mouth. Crisp with good intensity and length. Soft and fine tannins.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0065




Available Stock: 39 items
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The Grape
A French variety planted predominately in Beaujolais where it is the grape behind everything from light and often acidic Beaujolais Nouveau through to the more serious and well-structured wines from the 10 cru villages. It takes its name from a hamlet just outside Chassagne-Montrachet and was at one stage widely planted on the Côte d`Or. However it was gradually phased out due to its poor yield and supposed poor quality of its wines.

The majority of Gamay wines in Beaujolais are labelled as Beaujolais or Beaujolais-Villages and are deliciously juicy, easy drinking wines. Of more interest are the Cru wines from the 10 villages in the north of the region where the soil is predominantly granitic schist and where the vines are planted on gently undulating slopes. These can be well-structured, intensely perfumed wines, redolent of ripe black fruits and, while delicious young, will reward medium term cellaring.

Gamay is also grown in the Touraine region of the Loire where it produces soft, well-balanced, gluggable wines for drinking young.