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Wine Region: Beaujolais - France
Grape: 100% Gamay.
Tasting notes: 'The stunning red-fruit nose pulls you into this concentrated and very precise Saint-Amour that flows gracefully across the palate, in spite of the generous tannin structure that drives the long, silky finish. Drink or hold' James Suckling
Floral and fruity, the aromas of strawberry, peach, violet and spicy cinnamon are common.
Saint-Amour is found in the far north of the vine-growing region, where the soil features intermingling granite and clay, schist and limestone. Designated as a Cru in 1946, the region borders the Mâconnais and the site ‘Les Capitans’ is a rare single vineyard that can adorn its name to the label.
Expert Rating: James Suckling 94/100
About the winery: Domaine du Clos du Fief is run by the father-son team of Michel and Sylavain Tête. This is a rare 4th generation Cru estate in Juliénas and Julie, based at the far Northwest sector of Beaujolais. The history of these great villages dates back more than 2,000 years and trace their names to Julius Caesar. Vines were grown on the high altitude hillsides of Juliénas and Jullié (a granite rich Beaujolais-Villages Cru that mimics its more famous neighbor) in the Gallo-Roman period. Michel took over this history-rich land after studying in Beaune, where he learned many techniques that he now uses on his own wines to great acclaim. Michel and Sylvain harken their wines back to the classics: low yields, meticulously farmed vineyards, and classic winemaking resulting in serious and mouthwatering examples of terroir driven reds.
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