Rikiki - Elixir des Anges

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France  Beaujolais 

Domaine Matray's "Elixir of the Angels" is a most unusual and very delicious find. A fortified Juliénas wine made from the Gamay grape. Most unusual and well worth trying.

Features Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Gamay
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Rikiki - Elixir des Anges 2015 75cl cl
£21.86
Rikiki - Elixir des Anges 2005 75cl cl
£21.66

The wine is first allowed a 10 day meceration which gives it tremendous depth of colour and extract. The "Paradis", the first juice to run off from the winemaking process, is intensely fruity and at this stage light in alcohol, around 9% ABV. The precise production method is kept secret, but involves boosting the overall alcoholic strength to around 15% which has the effect of stopping further fermentation.

Rikiki has the essential character of a powerful Beaujolais Cru yet there is much, much more to this drink - it has an intensity of flavour not normally found in a Beaujolais. It has good depth of colour and a rich powerful nose of red and black fruit, including blackcurrant and redcurrant. On the palate, it is fruity and very rich with a little sweetness resulting from the arrested fermentation. Best served cold at 6-7°C as an apéritif. Also makes an excellent companion for cholcolate-flavoured desserts or with melon. This is not a wine you would want to drink a whole bottle of at a single sitting, it's probably too rich for that, but in moderation it's lovely. 
It can be drunk young but equally can be aged for 10+ years. 

Most unusual and well worth trying.

Ben says (August 2017): Rich, balsamic strawberries on the nose give the expectation of a very sticky wine but be prepared for a surprise. The wine is lighter than you expect and very smooth indeed. Gorgeous!

Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
Winemaker Domaine Matray
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
2015
Product Code 3317015
Size 75cl
Alcohol 15
Last Tasted 17 Oct 2017
Keep Until 2030
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 11 at London Warehouse
2005
Product Code 3332122
Size 75cl
Alcohol 15
Sugar 65g
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2017
Keep Until 2030+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 4 at Alpine Wines HQ
6 at London Warehouse
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