Georges Duboeuf des Quatre Vents Fleurie 2018
The 2018 Domaine Des Quatre Vents is a brilliant garnet color. Fresh aromas of red and black fruits, baking spices, floral notes, and a subtle note of vanilla. Silky tannins and a persistent finish.
The southeast-facing vineyards of the Estate tumble down the hillside to the road leading out of Fleurie. Two winemakers undertake caring for the 14.8 acre property, where most of the vineyards surrounding the house are more than 50 years old and trellised in the traditional Gobelet style. They are planted mostly in the pink granite soil that is the hallmark of the Fleurie Cru. The average harvest is 425 barrels, which is conducted manually, in whole bunches. Semi-carbonic maceration and malolactic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. 20% of the wine is then aged for 8 months in new French oak.
This wine is best accompanied with dishes such as grilled red meats, lamb shanks, spicy dishes and aged cheeses.
The vineyards and winery have been owned by the Darroze family since the mid-1950s, when it was bought by the father of the current owner. The Dubouef family has had an exclusive agreement with them for many years.
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