Fleurie Château de Bellevue, E. Loron et Fils 2014

Fleurie Château de Bellevue, E. Loron et Fils 2014

This eighteenth century Château was purchased by Loron et Fils in 2009 and a new winery was built to make wine, from the 22 hectares of vineyards in Fleurie and Morgan they own, under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Rodet and Claire Forestier. The wine is bright, fresh and with delicious strawberry aromas.
France
Beaujolais
Beaujolais
E. Loron et Fils
Gamay
13%
Cork
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Beaujolais region of France

Beaujolais is the most southerly part of what is technically known as Burgundy, and yet to describe its wines, most of which are red, as red Burgundy, would be a mistake.
 
That’s because Beaujolais has a very distinct identity, not only is the important red grape Gamay (rather than red Burgundy’s beloved Pinot Noir) but the climate is very different too; here it is semi-continental – being further south, it is warmer than the rest of Burgundy.

Beaujolais as a region, and therefore as a wine, can be split into two. In the northern half, from Mâcon to (roughly) Villefranche, the region is dominated by schist and granite soils, and is the home to the Beaujolais Crus; ten villages which have been identified as producing wine of superior quality. These are Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Morgon, Régnié, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Chénas, Juliénas and St-Amour.

Scattered around the periphery of the area of these Cru appellations is the appellation for Beaujolais-Villages wines, the level of Beaujolais between the Crus and that simply labelled as Beaujolais, the latter of which is mostly made in the southern half of the region.

The Beaujolais region is also famous for Beaujolais Nouveaux, a wine destined for early drinking that’s released on the third Thursday of every November. This young wine, only a few weeks old has been hugely popular in international circles for its vibrant, juicy fruit and easy drinkability.

Gamay

The grape used to make the infamous Beaujolais Nouveau which rose popularity in the late 70s and 80s in the UK. Its juicy fruit which smells unmistakably of strawberries is perfect for light, young reds and also makes a more serious wine found in the Villages of Beaujolais, the region to which this varietal is native.

It is not a varietal that travels too well it seems as plantings have not spread as far as some of its other French cousins. However in Beaujolais it is versatile in the different styles of wines it makes, from the fruit-filled, light Fleurie to the more serious, oak-aged Morgon – ripe and delicious.


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Salads & Vegetables
This wine works well with chargrilled and roasted vegetables as well as smoked and cured meats and mushrooms.
Fish & Seafood
A good meaty fish is best served with this wine. A lightly grilled tuna steak or a nice piece of salmon will go down a treat.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with tomato based sauces such as bolognese. It will also go with wild mushroom risotto and truffle based sauces.
Meats
Flavourful meats such as beef, pheasant and duck are perfectly paired to this wine or try it with a good sausage casserole and cured meats such as Parma ham.
Herbs & Spices
A broad range of herbs and spices such as mint, nutmeg, garlic and chives can be used to draw out the flavours of this wine.
Spicy Foods
Spanish and Italian dishes work well with this wine - think tuscan beans and arrabbiata.
Cheeses
Tastes delicious served with goat's cheese, cambozola, and mature Cheddar. 
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