Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2012 - Wine

Appellation

Fleurie "Château des Labourons"- Cru du Beaujolais

Varietal

100% Gamay

Estate vines

18 ha

Average Vine Age

40 years

Soil composition

igneous rock : mainly pale pink granite that breaks down into coarse and creates "blockfields"

Pruning

Gobelet

Harvest

Manual

Density of Vines

10000 vines/ha

Average yield

45 hl/ha

Description

Château des Labourons dominates the beautiful hillsides of the Fleurie appellation. It is located 3 kilometres further up the hill from the hamlet of Les Labourons. The combination of the altitude, slope, exposure and quality of the soil have created a promising terroir in the heart of the Fleurie Cru. Château des Labourons' current architecture dates from the 19th century. It was rebuilt from ashes after a devastating fire, but still retains some of its original architectural character. This Château has a long history, over five generations of the "de Lescure” family, and it was already producing wine by the 18th century.

Winemaking

The Château carries out non-carbonic vinification in open vats with the very best grapes. After the pneumatic pressing and fermentations, the wine is matured in old oak tuns before bottling.

Tasting note

Our Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2012 shows a bright robe with beautiful reflections. The nose offers fresh red fruit and hints of licorice and spice at the end. On the palate the fruit dominates at first but then very quickly it move to spicy notes with a slight toasted (due to the passage in barrels of this wine). Good density on the palate.

Suggested food pairings

Roasted chicken, grilled meats and cheese.

Serving temperature

14-15°C

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