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La Chapelle des Bois, Fleurie, Grand Pre, 2021

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La Chapelle des Bois, Fleurie, Grand Pre, 2021

Fleurie has an association with “flowery” – but the best wines can have substance too. Bright youthful purple. Vibrant red-berried and black-cherried fruit. Very traditional example, showing a lively bite and enough fruit... Read More

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La Chapelle des Bois, Fleurie, Grand Pre, 2021

ColourRed

RegionBeaujolais

Sub RegionFleurie

GrowerLa Chapelle des Bois

Grape VarietyGamay

Vintage2021

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCHB121

Style

Light-Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Beaujolais

"…if red wine can be nubile, this red wine is" - Andrew Jefford, in The New France

That immediate fruitiness of the Gamay grape, allied to refreshing acidity, moderate alcohol levels - usually 12.5 degrees to 13 degrees - and ability to be served cool (don’t overchill, or you won’t taste anything), makes Beaujolais the definitive summer...

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Gamay

Gamay    

Gamay is Beaujolais! Lovely medium to light red wine, with fresh acidity for summer drinking with great potential for ageing in good vintages.

Also planted in: the Loire; odd new plantings in New World, e.g. New Zealand

 

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La Chapelle des Bois, Fleurie, Grand Pre, 2021

Fleurie has an association with “flowery” – but the best wines can have substance too. Bright youthful purple. Vibrant red-berried and black-cherried fruit. Very traditional example, showing a lively bite and enough fruit tannins to accompany food well. Now-2024 

Cru (from the 10 Cru villages) Beaujolais remains undervalued. The levity and charm of juicy Gamay is out of fashion presumably because people still hold bad memories of thin Beaujolais Nouveau. But with warmer summers the old vines of the region produce deliciously ripe juice. Fleurie has an association with "flowery" - but the best wines can have backbone too.

La Chapelle des Bois, long owned by the Coudert family, has been bought by Frederic Montangeron, a go-ahead guy in Beaujolais. but the former owners' traditional label lives on with this wine.

Very interesting selection of wines with super service.
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An excellent wine merchant with great diversity on offer and some unusual wines. Excellent delivery service.

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Speedy and efficient service, quality wines. In summary a trustworthy company delivering quality.

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Excellent selections of wines, great value always and first-class service!

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Just enjoying the Classic Provence Rose case. Four different wines and three bottles of each. Each one is different, dry and food friendly. Very elegant and not at all like the 'sweet pink'…

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We have been enjoying the wines sought out by the SVS team for almost 20 years now and rarely buy anywhere else – always excellent value and my own preference for single variety characterful…

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