Saint Amour 2011 - Wine

Appellation

Saint Amour - Cru du Beaujolais

Varietal

100 % Gamay

Estate vines

1 ha

Average Vine Age

50 years

Soil composition

Siliceous clay

Pruning

Gobelet

Harvest

Manual

Density of Vines

8 000 vines/ha

Average yield

40-50 hl/ha

Description

Lying on siliceous clay, sandstone and rose-coloured granite gravel with quartz and manganese, Saint-Amour is the gateway between the Mâconnais and the Beaujolais crus. The style favours expression and fruit. Appellation size: 323 ha

Winemaking

Traditional vinification with controlled temperature.

Tasting note

This wine has a complex nose dominated by black fruits (such as blackberries and blackcurrants) and spicy notes. In the mouth it is very supple and the tannins are fine and elegant. There is a surprisingly long length, with aromas of black fruits.

Suggested food pairings

Red meat, chicken liver terrine, freshwater crayfish.

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 14°C

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