Domaine de la Madone La Vinif a Papa Beaujolais-Villages 2020
REGION: FRANCE • Beaujolais • Le Perréon
APPELLATION: Beaujolais-Villages AOC
BLEND: 100% Gamay
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards cling to very steep hillsides some 1,600 to 2,000 feet above sea level, some of the highest in the region. Soils are mostly pink decomposed granite, similar to cru Fleurie.
AGE OF VINES: 30-40 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented full-cluster (carbonic maceration) on indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged on fine lees in tank. No added sulfites.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of ripe summer fruits, black and red cherries, blackberries. Rich and round, juicy; soft tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roasted chicken or turkey; fresh cow’s or goat’s cheeses; grilled sausages with fennel
The vines are cultivated so as to favor quality while respecting the environment. Major efforts are currently being made in order to improve the ripening of the grapes and increase biodiversity. The estate is now certified High Environmental Value (HVE level 3)