Fleurie Cuvee 130, Domaine Pierre Ferraud
£16.99

Country :  France

Grape Variety : Gamay

A delicious Fleurie from a family grower. Enticingly aromatic, with silky raspberry fruit, good depth, some structure and bags of charm. A good, old-fashioned French classic.

Tasting note : The nose shows appealing red fruit aromas. On the palate the wine has lovely balance between silky fruit and soft structure. Delicious red fruits abound  and the finish is long and fruity.

Food Pairing : Coq au vin; roast pork; turkey (whatever the time of year!); roasted tomato tartlet.

More info : Fleurie is one of 10 villages in Beaujolais permitted to sell their wine under the village name. Wines from each of the villages have subtly different characteristics, but often it is the producer's 'house style' that differentiates the wine styles the most. The only permitted grape variety here for reds is Gamay – a grape rarely found outside the area, but which produces wine of grace and charm on the granite hills of Beaujolais.

Winery : Maison Ferraud was founded in 1882 by Philibert Ferraud, and is still owned and run by the family today. Current incumbent, Yves-Dominique, joined the business aged 17, and has been instrumental in developing exports of the wines and taking the business to the next level. Yves-Dominique focuses on reflecting the authenticity of the plots, the character of the vines and the winemaking traditions, while keeping pace with modern developments and market demands. These wines have fantastic character and style. If you want a great example of how good Beaujolais should taste you need look no further.