Beaujolais Rosé 2011 - Wine

Appellation

Beaujolais

Varietal

100% Gamay

Estate vines

15 ha

Average Vine Age

40 years

Soil composition

Granite and Schist

Pruning

Gobelet

Harvest

Manual

Density of Vines

8 000 vines/ha

Average yield

45-50 hl/ha

Description

Henry Fessy produces its own Beaujolais rosé. The Beaujolais appellation supplies nearly all of the grapes for the wine. Fruity and light, our Beaujolais rosé is produced mainly from parcels selected just next to Maison Fessy, amongst the vines of the domain situated on the plateau of Bel-Air and near the appellation of Brouilly. Total surface area of the AOC: 6650 hectares

Winemaking

50% of rosé is pressed directly, and 50% is bled off the juice after limited contact with the skin and these are then mixed together. Next, cold settling of the must occurs, which discards of any solids, followed by controlling the temperature of the alcoholic fermentation between 16°C and 18°C. Racking is carried out at the end of fermentation and malolactic fermentation is stopped in order to preserve maximum freshness and fruit.

Tasting note

The wine is a pale pink colour achieved by a strict selection of only the finest juice. It is a fruity wine dominated by notes of strawberry and raspberry with a discreet, light amyl note on the nose which is more intense in the mouth. The balance is lovely and elegant with a light acidity which emphasises the fruity notes of the wine. Ideal for Spring and Summer.

Suggested food pairings

Great as an aperatif or with charcuterie and salads

Serving temperature

8-10°

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