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Roche-Guillon Beaujolais Villages 2018

Five generations of winemakers on the same hillside, that proves the loyalty to the vineyard! This family owned domaine is located in the Fleurie appellation in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. Husband and wife Bruno and Valerie Coporet represent the 4th generation of the family to make wine here. The vineyards spread over 22 acres and are located on gently rolling hills with granite-based soil. The south-east facing exposure combined with an altitude of over 1100 feet ensure the vines yield grapes with considerable ripeness whilst retaining a delicate aroma and structure typical of the appellation. In order to retain the vibrancy of the aromatics and intensity of the flavors, the wines are bottled unfiltered in springtime following the harvest.

Now Bruno and his family, the new generation, take the best of this plot planted by Arrièregrand-Bruno's father. The vinification and aging have remained traditional in order to preserve the typicity fruity, soft tannins and rich that are the hallmarks of the field. Fleurie is “The Queen of Beaujolais”. The vineyards are planted at a higher altitude on the steep slopes at the foot of La Madone.

The wines are lighter in style and highly aromatic with a ’feminine’ quality. Think roses, iris and violet along with some ripe red fruits and peach! If you’re just getting into red wines, the wines of Fleurie are a great place to start. The Beaujolais Villages is “dry in style, this dark-hued wine comes from vines between 30 and 90 years old. With firm tannins and a dry core, it is only just showing its fruity side. Coming from a five-generation family's vineyard near Fleurie, it has the richness and potential of wines from this cru.”

Food Pairings

Chicken even cold or in a salad. Cured meats or sausages, tuna, roasted pork or turkey. Burgers and brats, Nachos.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Park Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-645-5555

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

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