Chateau des Bachelards ‘Petite Fleur’ 2016 Biodynamic

22.00 incl. btw

100% gamay (old vines from 50 to 80 years old coming from two parcels in Fleurie and one in Saint Amour, therefore the wine is listed as IGP Comtés Rhodaniens – manual harvest – very low yields 20hl/ha – natural vinification with wild yeast in brut concrete cuves – 21 days of maceration – 8 months ageing in innox to keep all its freshness)

Pure and elegant bouquet with hints of small red fruits, black pepper, and floral notes. Juicy, refined and supple mouthfeel, medium-body, with a delicate pepper note on the finish.

Clearly not a mainstream Beaujolais as it breaks with the traditional workmethods (maceration carbonique, semi-carbonique or thermo-vinificatie), and its a straight effort towards absolute quality! Outstanding because of its intensity, finesse, and impressive lenght.

Chateau des Bachelards is at the forefront of the Beaujolais renaissance… .

Can be drunk now, but will surely keep and improve over the next 10 years.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni & Tanzer): Chateau des Bachelards rated highest for Beaujolais

Josh Raynolds: 91 pnt

RVF (Revue des vins de France) 2018: Olivier Poussier, best Sommelier of the world in 2000 gives an outstanding note which puts Château des Bachelards into the best 200 French wines

Falstaff: 94/100 (highest score ever been given to a Beaujolais, 1st place out of 426 wines)