About Villa Ponciago Fleurie
Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc.
Villa ponciago fleurie ‘La reserve’ 2011
$28.95

Terroir and Cultivation:
Their esteem was such that at the end of the 19th century the wines of Villa Ponciago sold at the same price as the famous grand cru Clos Vougeot. Today Villa Ponciago aims to bring to life the great wines of the past, with all the finesse, elegance and silkiness that made Fleurie known as the “queen of the crus”.

An outstanding wine which reflects the search to rediscover the great terroir wines of the Fleurie Cru. Fleurie la Réserve is a selection of the finest parcels on Villa Ponciago’s slopes; Sous le Parc, with its very sandy mid-slope soils, contributes elegance and floral notes, Montgenas, with its deeper soils and southern exposure, gives structure and richness; La Brirette, with very thin soils on the southwest side of the Poncié hillock, offers mineral notes, finesse and very fine tannins, finally; Les Carcans, at the top of the Poncié hillock, receives the sun throughout the day and brings very deep, concentrated aromas.

Tasting Notes:
Bright brilliant colour, reflecting garnet and violet nuances. The nose is fine and elegant, developing pronounced notes of cherry and blueberry. Violets and peonies complete this complex nose, giving it great distinction. On the palate the wine is expressive, with a freshness that highlights its balance, structure and aromatic richness. It evokes mineral tones balanced by a pleasing ripeness. This combination gives the concentration and density specific to great wines, but with the great finesse and elegance of Fleurie. The finish is enhanced by delicate spicy touches, with remarkable length.

Accolades:

“Ah Fleurie, the silkiest of the Beaujolais cru. This is a very refined, elegant young gamay with bright, soft nose of blackberry, vanilla, red roses and a hint of gamay pepper. It’s light to medium bodied with initial softness and the silk. Then comes a firm, tart granitic acidity and stoniness on the finish. The length is very good. This is a very refined gamay for drinking over the next three years.” Rating: 90 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com)

“Villa Ponciago’s 2011 Fleurie is a lovely, floral, elegant, not to mention textbook, example of Cru Beaujolais, especially from the typically delicate Fleurie cru and thirty year old vines in this case. The nose offers fresh red berry fruit and violet perfume, while the palate is lean, bright, fresh and firm, with tart acids and light, fine-grained tannins. Better than average length, too. For current enjoyment or short term hold.” Rating: 89 – Value Rating: ** (John Szabo MS, WineAlign.com)

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