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Saint-Amour

Appellation Village

Grape Variety :

Gamay.

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Vineyard

Site: at the northenmost limit of the Beaujolais appellation; one of the most reputed Crus of Beaujolais.
History & tradition: a charming tradition makes it the perfect wine for Valentine's Day!
Soil: pink granite on a steep slope.

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Viticulture

Density: 9 000 vines/ha, to check the strength of the varietal.
Pruning: Gobelet method (Goblet pruning), very short, to control yield.

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Vinification

Harvesting: by hand.
Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.

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Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Easily recognizable for its beautiful purple colour and typical aromas of violet and musk. Ample and round on the palate. Long aftertaste, with intense fruit".

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Vintage

It is a great vintage. The colours are very pretty, often very intense. The bouquet is also intense with notes of ripe red fruits. Overall the wines show a nice tannic structure.

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Serving

Temperature: 15°C (57°F).
Cellaring: 2 to 6 years.

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