Perrachon Fleurie Vieilles Vignes, 2016, Beaujolais, France
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Fashionably floral, fresh & fruity, full of feminine flair and feistiness. Fabulous.
Are you in touch with your feminine side? If not, somewhat surprisingly, this might help. Made by the rugged, rough and manly hands of an ex rugby player from grapes plucked from gnarled old vines grown on steep, craggy and uncompromising slopes, you might expect it to smell of musk, sweat and DIY and it to grunt if asked about its emotions, but you'd be wrong. The wonderfully feminine La Cadole Fleurie smells delicately of irises, violets and roses.
Records show that Perrachon's winemaking ancestry goes back to at least 1601, so they are pretty proud of their tradition. Ever since then, the family have been adding new vineyards to the domain. They now have 26 hectares spanning 8 appellations and 6 Crus. Martine, Laurent and their children grow their vines sustainably and focus on selling their wines through little guys who love them, like Humble Grape.