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2011 Boisen-Barbet Chateau de Fleurie 'Fleurie', Beaujolais, France

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $18   From: $17   To: $22

Price History for 2011 Boisen-Barbet Chateau de Fleurie 'Fleurie', Beaujolais, France
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Grape Variety: Gamay

Gamay (Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in full) is a dark-skinned grape variety famous for producing the lighter-style red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh red fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight.

Characteristic fruit aromas of Gamay wines are red cherries and strawberries, often with boiled candy and banana notes. Some darker wines from the granite soils of the Beaujolais Crus can show more dark-raspberry and black-pepper qualities. Gamay usually has a good acid structure with very low tannins, making it better suited for early consumption.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Fleurie wine region

    Fleurie is one of the best-known of the ten Beaujolais crus. Located in the northern part of Beaujolais, the appellation covers the vineyards in the commune of Fleurie, located on the western slopes of the Beaujolais hills. Fleurie wines are some of the most highly regarded in Beaujolais – made from the Gamay grape variety, they are light, silky and supple, with characteristic floral and berry aromas.

    Fleurie is in the center of the Beaujolais crus, sitting just south of Moulin-a-Vent and Chenas and to the north of its equally famous stablemate of Morgon. The area's vineyards sit on south- and southeast-facing slopes ove ... more

  • Beaujolais wine region

    Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.

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