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L'Expression 2012, Domaine du Fontenay, Côte Roannaise

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L'Expression 2012 - Domaine du Fontenay, Côte Roannaise

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The opinion of the wine taster

This wine from our September selection is atypical since it doesn’t have any chemical component: no sulphur, no ascorbic acid or chemical yeast. Maybe you didn’t know that the large majority of winemakers add different components to their wine to balance the final taste. Simon Hawkins does not embrace this philosophy and he keep producing a 100% natural wine. I am a fun of his wine and I believe he has won his bat against chemical components!  
 

The terroir

The vineyard is located in the Rhone Valley between Clermond Ferrand and Lyon, to the north of the Loire region. It extends on granitic and siliceous soils, both very favourable for winemaking. The Madeleine mountains enclose the areas. The climate is very mild with little rainfalls. For having the AOC designation, grape vines have to grow between 370 and 550 meters on the sea level. 

lecepage The grape variety

Gamay is a dark grape variety with white juice. It is also early and very productive; therefore it’s necessary to limit his liveliness to produce quality grapes. It mainly grows in the Beaujolais region. His peculiarity is to give fruity, fresh ad greedy wines. I usually suggest to drink them cold at 12°C!

lemillesime The vintage

We use to call 2012 “ the year of winemakers” since the climate conditions were very hard and we trust their know how for having good quality wines. At the end, smaller volumes allowed a stronger aromatic intensity of wine. 

lerecoltant The winemaker

Simon Hawkins worked in the textile trade in England before coming to France in 1990. There he changed his life and became winemaker! Press call him “Mad Englishman of the Cote Ronnaise” since Simon always chose to go counter currant to trait his vineyards and his wine. His motto his “authentic wines from sustainable viticulture and natural, hands-off wine making.” 
 
My VitiBox, September. 2013 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until 30 September 2013. Delivery within 21 days. 

This wine from our September selection is atypical since it doesn’t have any addiction: no sulphur, no ascorbic acid or chemical yeast.

 
 
  • Temperature:12°C
  • Decanting:Open just before serving;
  • Keeping potential: until 2015
Food and wine matching
ham and olives quiche
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Chicken and red pepper cubes a la plancha
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Saint-Marcellin soft cheese
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Summer pudding
 
Wine tasting
 
Appearance - Dark purple robe with superb bluish-violet reflections
Purple
Nose - very expressive nose of black gamay. The smell is floral with notes of violets and tasty with aromas of strawberry.
Aromatic intensity :
Open and expressive
Wine Aromas :
Flowers
Red Fruits
Aromas: flowers and red fruits

Taste
- The taste is juicy and rich of red fruits. Slightly spicy with notes of white pepper.

Acidity level :
Round

Sugar Level :
Dry

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Not woody

Aftertaste
: Long, fresh and pleasant finish.

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