Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vol De L'Hirondelle" 2020, Jérome Lacondemine

£16.09
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Product code
33JL0320
France  Beaujolais 

This Gamay Rosé is a beauty. If you love rosé, you will love this even more. Almost a Blanc de Noir, it is fresh, fruity and only acidic enough to have zing - very Goldilocks in that department! Light red fruit on the nose leads to raspberry and strawberry in the mouth. Light, delicious and just right for summer or winter.

Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Rosé, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 15 Jul 2021
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
You like pale Rosé but are looking for something with added complexity
Jérôme is one of our star winemakers excelling at Red, White and as seen here Rosé wine!
Delicate red fruits, some citrus and stone fruit with a creamy note and some herbal and peppery notes

A direct press Gamay Rosé that will knock you off your feet! Jérôme has been making wine since he was 20 years old and he's 47 now so has learnt a thing or two over the last quarter century!

It's the wisdom of age that has taught him that vinifying at low temperature help to keep the fresh fruit aromas and using MLF helps to soften the acidity and deliver a lovely creamy note.

Light red fruit on the nose leads to raspberry and strawberry in the mouth with a creamy note.

Light, delicious and just right for summer or winter.

More Information
Arrival Date 11 Nov 2021
Bottle Size 75cl
AOC / DAC Beaujolais Villages
Variety Gamay
Vintage 2020
Last Tasted 15 Jul 2021
Keeps at least until 2027+
Is Mature No
Alcohol 12.5
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition Gamay 100%
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Steel, Cement
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2018

Le Vol de L’Hirondelle Rose 2017 is from the "Huire" plot at Quincie in Beaujolais Planted in 1977. Harvested at maturity, the wine is made by direct pressing to have a slightly pink colour. It is vinified at very low temperature (14-18 degrees to keep aromas of fresh fruit) the fermentation time is 15 to 20 days. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place after alcoholic fermentation. Bottled in spring.

This is a real wine that tastes  of summer,  poetically called the “Vol du Hirondelle” which translates as the “Flight of the Swallow”.

Jérôme has been a vigneron since he was 20 years old and he’s now 47!

He took over his Uncle the celebrated Beaujolaise winemaker Vincent Lacondemine in 2016 when he retired.

He’s a practitioner of low intervention wines and since 2002 all his red wines are made without added sulphur in the winery and with just a little added for preservation on bottling.

In 2020 he was asked to be organic certified for his white grapes (the cuvée Chantemerle and Rossignol)

It’s no surprise that Jérôme has been making wine for over a quarter of a century when you taste how good his wines are.

L’Hirondelle 2017 improves greatly with some bottle age. The subtle aromas of the wine can be masked by youthful acidity which softens with age. Its not oaked and matured 100% in tank.

There are two reasons for MLF, one stylistic and the other practical.

  • MLF also helps to soften the acidity and with age you can pick up a lovely creamy note in the wine.
  • The other reason is practical. He sells quite a lot of this wine at the cellar door in the summer as a “Bag in Box” and can’t afford for the MLF to spontaneously start in Bag! Its really a question of stabilisation.

Anne McHale said when she tasted in May 2020“ So Balanced, Absolutely beautiful”

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