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Gamay 'Fleur de Printemps' Domaine de la Rochette 2017

 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Type: Red
Producer: Rochette, domaine
Grape: Gamay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 13%

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This is a joyful gamay, unpretentious, juicy and easy drinking from Touraine, central Loire. A slight pepperiness and a perfume of violet delicately emerges from the glass. The Gamay grape, so famous in Beaujolais, provides in the Loire a cleaner and sharper style. The tannins here are soft and smooth, giving an extremely refreshing style - drink it slightly cooled to express more intensely its youthful fruit character. Perfect with friends, sharing some charcuterie and cheese.


Tasting Notes

Domaine de la Rochette is a family domaine of 45 ha in AOC Touraine and AOC Touraine Chenonceaux. The domaine is located in the pretty wine village of Pouillé, in the Cher Valley between the Château de Chenonceau and the Zoopark de Beauval. The fourth generation of winemaker in his family, Vincent Leclair took over the domaine in 2014 from his father François. His aim is simple: to give pleasure by producing quality wines and expressing their terroir. Known as the 'gourmandise' wine of the estate, the Fleur de Printemps (flower of spring - how appropriate) is a daisy-fresh wine offering light fruit notes of wild strawberry and light cherry following through to an almost non tannin finish of juicy gamay and earthy touches. The white version, a sauvignon blanc, has always been a winner with Swiggers on taste and value.

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