FR-DFA-11-17

Saint-Amour, Domaine de Fa [A. & M. Graillot]

Saint-Amour, Domaine de Fa [A. & M. Graillot]
  • Certified organic, in conversion to biodynamics
  • 40+ year old vines
  • From the single vineyard Côtes de Besset
    • 25 ha
  • Crushed granite, sand, and big chunks of granite
  • Whole cluster fermentation, with a semi-carbonic maceration
  • Aged in 1-3 year old foudre
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
France
Region:
Beaujolais
Appellation:
Saint-Amour
Variety:
Gamay
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-10-01
Review:
Lurid magenta. Intensely perfumed cherry and dark berry aromas are sharpened by suggestions of smoky minerals and cracked pepper. In a weighty but energetic style, offering sharply defined blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that firm up slowly and turn spicier on the back half. Supple tannins lend shape to the finish, which hangs on with impressive, floral-tinged persistence.