2010 Domaine de la Voute des Crozes/Nicole Chanrion Cote-de-Brouilly
Producer: Domaine de la Voute des Crozes/Nicole Chanrion
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Vivid ruby-red. Vibrant raspberry, cherry and Asian spices on the bright, expressive nose. Juicy and sweet, offering graceful strawberry and raspberry flavors and a silky texture. Finishes very long and spicy, with harmonious tannins and a strong, sweet note of candied rose. This wine drinks well now but has the balance and depth to age.
Made from the Gamay grape, the red wines of Beaujolais are mostly exuberantly fruity and brisk wines that are often served lightly chilled for added refreshment. There is also a small amount of white Beaujolais, made from Chardonnay, but little of this is exported to the U.S. Today, the overwhelming majority of Beaujolais production is controlled by negociants, of whom Georges Duboeuf is the undisputed king.
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Gamay is the primary grape of Beaujolais, a region administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine growing region, but one that has a climate closer to that of the Rhone. Wine produced here appears in your glass in essentially three forms: Nouveau, Beaujolais Villages, and Cru Beaujolais.
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