Wine of the Month Fleurie 2011 Comte de Bernadotte Paul Pidault France

Posted on: June 18th, 2014 by Andrew No Comments



The Great Villages of Beaujolais have been cruelly overlooked by the British wine drinking public for many years with the result that with the possible exception of this one, most people would fail to recognise the names of these once highly sought-after estate wines. This is a pity as in Beaujolais, the Gamay grape truly rises to the level of greatness. And as the retail price of the wines have barely risen at all even in money terms in  the last 10-15 years they are extremely good value. Ours is slightly unusual for a Fleurie, in that it has a solidity and weight underpinning the lighter fruity aspects that one associates with the Cru, perhaps more like a Morgon or a Pinot Noir.. Nevertheless, the wine is well balanced with a good length on the finish and has real charm and character.  To try some, click here


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