Olivier Ravier Beaujolais Villages 2018

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Olivier Ravier Beaujolais Villages 2018

Country - France

Region - Beaujolais

Grape Varieties - Gamay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Olivier Ravier

Tasting notes - A lovely example of a generously flavoured Gamay showing intense aromas of red and black berried fruits, with cherry notes. Beautifully balanced with an unctuous texture, silky tannins and a soft, rounded finish. 

Olivier Ravier Beaujolais Villages 2018

A lovely example of a generously flavoured Gamay with
bramble and plum fruit and a soft, rounded finish.
Producer Note
With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected
winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association
and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines
appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its
climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie
appellation, he produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.
Vintage
2018 was an excellent vintage throughout Beaujolais, similar to 2017, 2015 and 2009.
The early months of the year experienced heavy rain showers which replenished the
soil’s water reserves. The summer was hot and dry, which allowed the berries to ripen
slowly and regularly; and the vines to maintain excellent health. Despite the hot
temperatures, overall the vines did not suffer from drought due to the ample water
supply provided in the spring. Ideal conditions at harvest resulted in healthy, ripe
grapes high in sugar and showing beautiful concentration.
Vineyard
The grapes come from vineyards within the Beaujolais Villages appellation which is
made up of 38 villages in the northern Beaujolais region. The climate is continental with
cold winters and warm summers. The 20 year old vines are grown in granite, clay and
chalky soils, which provide good drainage and are free standing bush vines pruned
according to the traditional Gobelet method. The grapes are hand-harvested.
Winemaking
This Beaujolais Villages was vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic
maceration lasting for six to eight days. Fermentation was temperature controlled
throughout and was followed by malolactic conversion, resulting in a softer style of
wine.
Tasting Note
A lovely example of a generously flavoured Gamay showing intense aromas of red and
black berried fruits, with notes of cassis. Beautifully balanced with an unctuous texture,
silky tannins and a soft, mouthwatering finish.
Grape
Gamay 100%

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