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
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 13%
Organic

Tasting Notes

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. Whilst it is a natural wine, it is not one of those extreme, funky wines that you feel is on the verge of spoiling - it's fruity as you would expect from Beaujolais and without the pear drop characteristic of Beaujolais Nouveau - that's because Fleurie is one of the 10 crus (cru here meaning a wine producing area rather than a single vineyard) which are the top wines of Beaujolais.

Think red fruits with floral & savoury notes. Swirl the glass to bring the fruit aromas forward again. In brief this is a lovely light red wine with lovely juicy red fruitflavours and an elegance that makes it a good choice for any time of year. A modern style Fleurie from a relatively new producer, Marc Delienne who producers wines as naturally as possible.

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

Awards

92 points     RobertParker.com     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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