Saturday August 15, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

A fruity Fleurie, a light, scented Rasteau and a creamy sauvignon blanc semillon from Cape Mentelle.

31st March, 2012
Fleurie: a spicy wine that could work nicely with lamb.

Fleurie was on everyone's lips pre-Celtic tiger, but as New World wines came onstream and people became more demanding, the light, fruity Fleurie wines began to fade into the background with the other Cru of Beaujolais wines. Well, a decade on and they haven't gone away you know.

The wines from Chiroubles, Moulin à Vent and Brouilly are almost New World-like these days. The violets and ether nose of this Fleurie can still be made...

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