Lafarge Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Lafarge Vial
Country: France Region: Beaujolais
Grapes Varieties: Gamay
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=94+ The most structured Fleurie in the range is the 2019 Fleurie Clos Vernay, a medium to full-bodied, elegantly muscular wine evocative of plums, sweet wild berries, orange rind and spices. Built around tangy acids and powdery tannins, it will reward patience—indeed, this would be a fine candidate for purchase in magnum. As I've written before, this sheltered, southeast-facing site is defined by decomposed granite and quartz soils.
AM=93 OUTSTANDING, TOP VALUE! Here there is more earth influence on the ripe and beautifully layered aromas of spice, violet, and plum. The gorgeously textured, refined and even more mineral-driven flavors display superb length on the equally complex finale. This is outstanding and one to strongly consider.