Lucile Maud 2018, Franck Bessone Granit

Product code
France  Beaujolais 
Features Oaked, Late Harvest, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 3 Jun 2021
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Why We Have It

It's a Gamay masterpiece

Why Choose This?

You love Gamay but not everyone around you does - this wine will wow everyone.

What to expect

An impressive red that isn't loud.

More about

A premium Moulin-à-Vent named after Franck Bessone's daughters, this wine always makes an impression. 

The wine is made with grapes which come from old vines from the very best Moulin-à-Vent parcels in the Domaine du Granit estate.





More Information
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2018
Alcohol 13.0
Last Tasted 3 Jun 2021
Variety Gamay
Is Mature No
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition 100% Gamay
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Unfiltered, Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Key Features Oaked, Late Harvest, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Arrival Date 16 Nov 2020
Bought In (year) 2020
Available from The Whalley Wine Shop


The grapes are picked by hand at optimum ripeness levels and destalked prior to the individual berries being put in a tank. The temperature is lowered to 10°C, then slowly allowed to rise over the next 4-5 days and fermentation starts spontaneously using yeasts occurring naturally on the grape skins.

To give the wine structure, the ancient method of pigeage, or "punching down", is applied twice daily to maximise tannin extraction. There follows a long and slow fermentation over three weeks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels for about 18 months. During ageing the wine is racked once.


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