Light Bright Beaujolais

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Arpayé Saint-Amour Á la Folie 
Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay

Marc Delienne seems to have found the very best spots to cultivate Gamay in the Grand Crus of Beaujolais. Delienne’s home vineyards are in Fleurie, but devastating hail in 2017 required him to source some organic fruit from Saint-Amour. These vines are young and have responded to Delienne’s soft-love, natural approach by producing fresh, vibrant flavors. Light bodied with bright raspberry and cranberry notes and just a sprinkle of spice on the finish with active but smooth tannins. Whole-cluster carbonic maceration, aged 8 months in neutral oak foudre. The beautiful art work on Delienne's bottles are by Laurent Reynès in the style he calls Mental Landscapes which hopes to capture "the idea of freedom contained in nature" and "...images and sensations experienced in the past."