- The Wine
This was a delightful find. We were very happy with Jocelyne Depardon as our Fleurie producer, but Jocelyne has stopped making wine. So we were very happy when one of our best, Franck, told us he now had a fleurie. And when we tasted it, I remarked to Franck it did remind me of Jocelyne's, with a not-quite-typical touch of spice, although with a different style. Imagine my surprise to hear this comes from the same vineyards. It makes me very happy to know someone as good as Franck is taking care of Jocelyne's vineyards, and making cracking Fleurie. This is a very worthy successor, and it will be a facinating tasting to compare the vintages and the winemaker's signatures from 2009 to 2015, on onwards.
Ben says of the 2015 (October 2018): A combination of "lost" vines from Point du Jour and their subsequent discovery by Franck Bessone have meant that we now have this remarkable Fleurie available. Thanks to Franck's genius, it gives the impression of having at least five years maturity. This is a beautifully weighty wine but not one fraught with too much gravitas. The acidity, though very well balanced, keeps it fresh and lively. Aromas and flavours of cherry predominate, as expected. This is Gamay as Gamay should be. Bravo, Franck!
- Vintage Information
Product code 33FB07 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Franck Bessone Featured Themes Popular Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Gamay Key Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Low Sulphur, Malolactic Country France Region(s) Beaujolais AOC / DAC Fleurie Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Cement Vintages 2015 Last Tasted 12 Oct 2017 1614 vintage: 2015 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 12 available for London Van delivery, courier, slow delivery, HQ and warehouse pickup
closure: Natural Cork alcohol: 13.5 last checked in: 2018-10-22