Saint-Amour "Les Capitans," Dom. du Clos du Fief, Michel Tête
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Saint-Amour "Les Capitans," Dom. du Clos du Fief, Michel Tête - 2022

Item # 36587 750mL

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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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.




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