Fleurie 'En Voluet', 2018, Château de Durette, Fleurie, Beaujolais
If you're after a wine that's not too full-bodied, but still packs lots of flavour into that hourglass figure, then this wine is for you. Being from the Beaujolais region contributes elegance and grace, but skilled winemaking delivers the flavours that make a second date inevitable.
About this wine
Wines from the Beaujolais region can sometimes be victims of negative association, thanks to the many sub-standard wines made during the Beaujolais Nouveau trend popular in the 80's and 90's. However, this wine is more Nouveau Beaujolais than Beaujolais Nouveau. Whilst being true enough to the lighter style of the Beaujolais region to please fans of wines from the area, the modern style will make converts of anyone scarred by crap Beaujolais Nouveau!
Like satin pyjamas on clean bedding, this wine is plush and indulgent, layered in between a fresh acidity that keeps things oh-so-easy to sip. Try this with a mushroom pizza - you will not be sorry!
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Fleurie, Beaujolais
Jean Joly first came to Beaujolais in 1964 on his honeymoon, and was immediately enchanted by the region, its wines and landscape. Returning in 2006, Joly purchased the estate that is now known as Château de Durette. Over the coming years, Joly acquired small parcels of vineyards across northern Beaujolais, with the desire to sustainably make wines that communicate a deep sense of place. Regrettably, Mr Joly passed away in 2014, but his legacy continues, and today the domaine has 30 hectares of vineyards across many winemaking areas of Beaujolais.
The Beaujolais region has 10 separate winemaking regions, known as 'Crus'. The Fleurie Cru is known as the Queen of Beaujolais, as it's wine are elegant yet powerful.