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Anne-Sophie Dubois Fleurie Les Cocottes 2020

Red Wine from Beaujolais, France
$33.99

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This is Anne Sophie’s most Bojo Beaujolais. 100% whole cluster produces a wine that is tart, tasty, and seriously delicious. Very coy tannins make this dangerously easy to drink. Bright, with alluring aromas of summer fruit sorbet and Fleurie's telltale minerality, this wine radiates bliss.
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Anne-Sophie Dubois is a Beaujolais star. She makes some of the most Burgundian Gamay We've ever tried, age-worthy Fleuries that ooze the confidence and style of those great Pinot Noirs. The crazy thing is, she’s only been making wine for about 6 or 7 years, and she’s already a master of her craft. She draws her own beautiful wine labels, too.

Anne Sophie grew up in Champagne and cut her winemaking teeth in Volnay. Those early experiences as well as her fondness for the wines of the revered Henri Jayer greatly influenced her approach to winemaking. Most Cru Beaujolais traditionally utilizes whole clusters and semi-carbonic fermentation, a method that endows the wines with tell-tale fruity and bouncy qualities. Although we adore the wines of Foillard, Lapierre, and Métras, there's something about Dubois that grasps you in a very different way.

Her approach of de-stemmed Gamay and traditional Burgundian fermentation provide more structure and definition than the norm. While her wines retain a fresh and bostrious fruit profile, they are uncommonly structured and focused. It’s a style we absolutely adore.

The wines are reminiscent of Gevrey -Chambertin; intense yet supremely elegant, abounding in blackberry, lavender, and strawberry flavors with velvet ribbon-like texture and fine-point tannins. Add that to the unique, granitic mineral profile of Fleurie. What more can be asked of Gamay.

Along with these more “serious” Anne-Sophie employs the traditional whole cluster fermentation of her adopted to make a couple of cuvees that are distilled joy.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Gamay

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Juicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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David M Jacobi
A perennial favorite

Straight ahead, unadulterated, flashy and fruity gamay to drink young. Fabulous matched with hearty traditional fare like grilled sausages, with lentils stewed with a mirepoix and a bit of goose fat, a big mixed green salad, a baguette, and a pot of moutarde de Bourgogne and some sauerkraut on the side. The label’s a smile too. We buy some every year.