Saint-Amour "Les Capitans," Dom. du Clos du Fief, Michele Tête
Staff Pick
Organic

Saint-Amour "Les Capitans," Dom. du Clos du Fief, Michele Tête - 2018

Item # 36587 750mL
$22.96/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
St.-Amour
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

Made from 35-year-old Gamay vines that give clean, dark, concentrated fruit and violet aromatics. Les Capitans is a rare single vineyard in the northernmost Cru of Beaujolais. This is a terrific young red Burgundy to enjoy now or hold for some years.


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Staff Pick Notes

While love can certainly be in the air, it most certainly also lives in Beaujolais’ northern most Cru. Michel Tete and his son Sylvain have built up Domaine du Clos du Fief since the 1980s and cover 3 of Beaujolais’ crus (Saint-Amour, Julienas, and Chenas) while producing lovely Cremants and Beaujolais-Villages wines as well. This Gamay comes from 35-year-old vines grown in a rare, small parcel known as Les Capitans with granite soils. Semi-carbonic vinification and aged in tank to preserve its elegance, this is a light bodied red that fills the glass with evocative violets, pomegranate and blackberry aromas. Crushed gravel and banana make themselves present on the palate along with vibrant acidity. Most certainly fruit forward and most certainly my love dearest.

- JOS

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