Marc Delienne 'Greta Carbo' Fleurie 2017

Marc Delienne 'Greta Carbo' Fleurie 2017
£20.50 / bottle£233.70 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Grape variety: Gamay
Wine region: Beaujolais
Wine style: Soft Fruity Red
Wine Type: Red Wine
Wine Type: Vegan Wine
Drink: Now to 2024
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

Beaujolais wines, made 100% from the Gamay grape, are the quintessential fruity wines but memories of characterless, peardrop-scented Beaujolais Nouveau mean that the name “Beaujolais” often sends a shudder down the spine.  But it is possible to find superb wines in the Beaujolais region especially in the higher classified wines of the crus Beaujolais - and because they are no longer particularly fashionable, the wines are often good value.  Fleurie is one of the 10 crus (cru here meaning a wine producing area rather than a single vineyard) and is noted for its more 'feminine' style, lighter body and floral aromas.

Marc Delienne left behind the bright lights of Paris only in 2015 to buy his vineyards full of old vine Gamay in Beaujolais. Already gaining accolades for his wines, he is definitely one to watch. He produces wine as naturally as possible, using bio-dynamic principles and he is in the process of gaining organic certification. This is a lighter style of Gamay but lighter in body not in complexity. Fruity characteristics dominate with lots of red fruit flavours & aromas like redcurrants, raspberries & red cherries and floral notes. Savoury notes are starting to develop but a swirl of the glass makes the fruit aromas come forward again. In brief this makes a great summer red wine but its elegance makes it a choice for any time of year.

These bottles are sealed with wax - I recommend that you don't try to peel the wax off but use a winged corkscrew directly into the wax & cork making sure you don't drop any bits of wax into the bottle. It is worth the hassle!

Food Pairing

This is a refreshing red, perfect for spring and summer; recommended to drink with charcuterie, paté, cheese, roast ham, roast lamb, roast chicken and turkey and with spicy Thai and Chinese dishes

Serve at the lower end of the suggested temperature range if you like your light red wines served cooler like the French


92 points     Sep 2018
"The best rendition of this cuvée to date, the 2017 Fleurie Greta Carbo soars from the glass with a fragrant bouquet of rose petals, Griotte cherries and a hint of wood smoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and melting, with a glossy attack, tangy fruit at the core and a mouthwateringly saline finish."

This is a modern Fleurie with oodles of fruity flavours like cherries and floral notes plus a certain elegance; produced bio-dynamically the wine is a little fuller than you might expect. A fabulous Fleurie that will make a good summer red that can be served at room temperature or slightly chilled

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