Henry Fessy Beaujolais Blanc 2014 75cl

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Country France
Region Beaujolais
Brand Henry Fessy
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 13.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Chicken with cream and morel sauces, fish
Style Dry, round and Mellow

Chardonnay represents less than 3% of grapes grown in the Beaujolais where it is grown on granite soils. This terroir produces a Chardonnay of great finesse combining a soft minerality with revealing notes of white flowers and acacia on the nose and yellow fruits, notably mirabelle plums, in the mouth. Henry Fessy have 1 hectare of Chardonnay vines on their domaine.

Floral aromas together with delicious tones of exotic fruits. In the mouth the wine is dry, round and mellow with exotic fruit flavours, a lively attack which reveals aromas of white flowers, pear and peach. Smooth, the wine is well-balanced with hints of dried fruits on the rounded finish.

Country Of Origin: France

Henry Fessy is The Cru Beaujolais Specialist, located in the heart of Beaujolais. Their winery sits in the shadow of Mont Brouilly and their unique domaine is the most geographically extensive in the region and includes vineyards in nine of the 10 Cru appellations. This unique resource allows their team to gain an intimate understanding of each vineyard and the specificities of each vintage resulting in exceptional and expressive wines.

Laurent Chevalier, their Director and a talented winemaker, crafts wines showcasing the myriad of styles possible from the Gamay grape and the region's varied terroirs. Beaujolais wines range from light and fruity through to floral, earthy and mineral in character. Their lighter body, moderate alcohol levels and affinity with a wide range of ingredients and cuisines makes them the perfect everyday wine.

Henry Fessy's roots lie in the late 19th century when the Fessy family moved from the Loire Valley and began growing grapes in Beaujolais. They founded their business in 1888 and over the years developed a successful enterprise as a grower, negociant and winemaker.

In 2008 the Fessy family sold to the family-owned Burgundian wine producer Maison Louis Latour. With Louis Latour’s support the company has prospered and significant investment in their domaine and facilities has followed. In 2009 Louis Latour appointed winemaker Laurent Chevalier to lead the business.

Country Of Origin: France

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