Olivier Ravier, Fleurie, Beaujolais 2016

Olivier Ravier, Fleurie, Beaujolais 2016

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An elegant Fleurie with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits, well flavoured with a meaty character.

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Vintage - 2016

Country - France

Region - Beaujolais

Grape Varieties - Gamay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie appellation, he produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.

2016 saw unpredictable weather in the spring, followed by excellent weather during the summer months. An Indian summer during the weeks preceding the harvest, resulted in ideal ripening conditions. The vineyard benefited from warm, sunny days combined with cool nights, allowing the grapes to reach good maturity while maintaining a pleasant freshness.

Fleurie is one of the 10 Beaujolais Crus and is renowned for the elegance and finesse of its wines, which is linked to the pink granite soils. The vines which produce this wine have an average age of over 40 years old and these old, gnarly Gobelet styled vines thrive in granitic and sandy soils.

The grapes were vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic maceration lasting for 10 to 12 days. Fermentation was temperature controlled throughout and was followed by malolactic fermentation, resulting in a softer style of wine.

Quintessential Fleurie with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits. The palate is full of finesse, with a rich and silky texture and an attractive hint of bitter cocoa on the finish. This elegantly styled wine accompanies grilled steak with sautéed potatoes or match with aged cheese