Château de Beauregard Fleurie Classic 2016, 75cl
This is a really great example of Fleurie a wine that exemplifies Beaujolais with its smooth perfumed style. Fleurie's 800ha of vineyards produce some of the finest and most popular wines in the region. As the name suggests, this Beaujolais is fresh, floral and fragrant. Harvested at the optimal level of maturity the grapes are sorted on a vibrating table. The fermenting and maceration process takes place in the chateaus winery in Fleurie. Traditional winemaking is practised including de-stemming and pigeage (thrusting the cap down) and 6 to 9 days maceration. Then about half of our Fleurie is aged in pièces (225 litre Burgundian oak casks) for about 6 to 8 months.
The Fleurie of Château de Beauregard is among the most textured of the Fleurie appellation reminiscent of the style of the neighbouring Moulin à Vent.
The nose reveals floral aromas (iris, rose petal and violet), dry hay and red fruit. The palate shows flavours of strawberry and blackcurrant enveloped in a velvety smooth fleshiness leading to a long satisfying finish.
The wine will enhance roasted lamb, white meat, poultry and of course a 'saucisson de lyon' or some burgundian delicatessen.