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.

Winemaker Domaine Matray
Features Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Sweet, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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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
Product Code 3317015
Size 75cl
Alcohol 15
In a nutshell Now In!
Last Tasted 17 Oct 2017
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2030
Also Available at Once Upon a Vine
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition 100% Gamay
Product Code 3332122
Size 75cl
Alcohol 15
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2017
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2030+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Sugar 65g
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Gamay 100%
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