Wine Region: Beaujolais- France
Grape: 100% Gamay
Farming:Certfied organic, in conversion to biodynamics
One of the highest elevation vineyards of the Beaujolais appellation near Saint-Amour and Julienas, 'En Besset' is certified organic, in conversion to biodynamic. Vivid ruby. Ripe red and dark berry scents are complicated by subtle mineral, smoked meat and floral notes. Supple, broad and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of gaminess. Closes long and spicy, with even tannins that build slowly and add final grip.
About the Winery
The legendary Graillot family has a long history of making wine in the Northern Rhone, where their ability to produce some of the most age-worthy and delicious Syrah is matched by only a select few producers. Owner and winemakers for both Domaine des Lises and Domaine Alain Graillot, Maxime and Antoine Graillot, decided to look North for new challenges that extend beyond the dramatic slopes of the Rhone Valley. Their love of Gamay led them to the bucolic vistas of Beaujolais. The two brothers struck gold in 2013 when they purchased prime, organically farmed, sites in Fleurie and Saint Amour. With these pristine Granite vineyards, the Graillot family has announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with in a region that is experiencing a vinicultural Renaissance.
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