Chiroubles "La Fontenelle", Ruet
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Chiroubles "La Fontenelle", Ruet - 2020

Item # 47827 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Ruet's Chiroubles is a Beaujolais Cru with silky tannins balanced with red and warmly spiced aromas. The Gamay vines are 40 to 60 years old giving a depth on the palate. Fermented in cement tanks. Unoaked.

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Staff Pick Notes

The Ruet family vineyards sit at the bottom of Mont Bruilly, a beautiful area with a lot of sun exposure. The soil is stony and full of granite. Harvest is done by hand and the berries used are carefully selected. Semi-carbonic maceration is allowed to obtain freshness. This wine is silky with typical floral notes and a strong minerality. Berry flavors are pronounced and the tannins well balanced. Overall, you can enjoy the fruity qualities followed by a pleasant earthiness and rusticity. I would pair this wine with cold cuts or soft cheese.


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