Olivier Ravier Fleurie 2020
The Olivier Ravier Fleurie is a elegant red wine with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits, well flavoured with a meaty character.
Producer Note - With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie appellation, he produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.
Vineyard - The average age of the vines is over 40 years and these old, gnarled Gobelet styled vines sit in granitic and sandy soils. Winemaking This Fleurie was vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic maceration lasting for eight to twelve days. The fermentation was temperature controlled throughout and following the fermentation, it underwent a malolactic fermentation, resulting in a softer style of wine.
Tasting Note - Quintessential Fleurie with subtle floral aromas surrounding a core of deep red fruits. The palate is full of finesse, with a rich and silky texture and an attractive hint of bitter cocoa on the finish.
Serving Suggestion - This elegantly styled wine accompanies grilled steak with sautéed potatoes or match with aged cheese.
Grape Gamay 100%
Winemaker: Olivier Ravier
Region: Beaujolais Sub region: Fleurie Country: France
BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 1.6
Contains Sulphites: Yes