Fleurie Cotes de Poncie, Patrick Tranchand, 2022
Fleurie Cotes de Poncie, Patrick Tranchand
Patrick Tranchard took over the Domaine from his father in 1994. He has since commited to farm their vineyards sustainably gaining HVE 3 status. The domaine lays on the heights of the Fleurie appellation in a climat called `Poncie` and has 14 ha of vineyards spread over Fleurie Poncie, Moulin a Vent Rochegres, Saint-Amour Les Capitans and Pouilly-Fuisse. He focusses on creating wines which are a true expression of the terroir.
Located at an elevation of 320 metres in the climat of Poncie, the vines are an average of 65 years old and sit on soils composed of sand and granite. The wine is aged for 8 months in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks.
The vineyard of Fleurie Cotes de Poncie, Patrick Tranchand
The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region. They are just between the 2 large French City called Mâcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy.
Inded, the only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. But a small amount of Chardonnay is also grown for white wines. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest-lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.
Wine Tasting Notes: At first a bright ruby red with fresh raspberries on the nose. Then, the palate is soft with a silky mouthfeel and subtle tannins, notes of red cherries and violets on the finish. Overall a very pleasant drinking wine.
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