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Fleurie Domaine Oliver Ravier 2016

Fleurie Domaine Oliver Ravier 2016
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Producer:  Domaine Oliver Ravier
Grape Varieties:  100% Gamay
Optimum Drinking:  Within 6 years
Wine Style:  Mid weight juicy red
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Fleurie Domaine Oliver Ravier 2016

An elegant Fleurie with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits, well flavoured with a meaty character.

Producer Note

With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie appellation, he produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.

Vintage

2016 saw unpredictable weather in the spring, followed by excellent weather during the summer months. An Indian summer during the weeks preceding the harvest, resulted in ideal ripening conditions. The vineyard benefited from warm, sunny days combined with cool nights, allowing the grapes to reach good maturity while maintaining a pleasant freshness.

Vineyard

The average age of the vines is over 40 years and these old, gnarled Gobelet trained vines sit in granitic and sandy soils.

Winemaking

This Fleurie was vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic maceration lasting for eight to twelve days. The fermentation was temperature controlled throughout and following the fermentation, it underwent a malolactic fermentation, resulting in a softer style of wine.

Tasting Note

Quintessential Fleurie with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits. The palate is full of finesse, with a rich and silky texture and an attractive hint of bitter cocoa on the finish.

Serving Suggestion

This elegantly styled wine accompanies grilled steak with sautéed potatoes or match with aged cheese.


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