Pierre Hourlier Wines

Saint Amour: Domaine Matray 2016


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This charmingly-named Cru will seduce you with its glistening ruby robe and its rich red fruit aromas and flavours that combine suppleness and finesse with the ardour and elegance that made its name.

Region Beaujolais
Appellation Saint Amour
Style Red
Producer Domaine Matray
Grapes 100% Gamay
Pairing Pork
Keeping Drink within 5 years of bottling.
Vinification

The harvest takes place in mid-September. All the grapes are picked manually as the Beaujolais semi carbonic winemaking process requires that the bunches be whole.

Pressing is after 8 days of vatting, followed by malo-lactic fermentation and maturing in vats.

Bottle 75cl
Volume 13.0%

From a winemaking family spanning 5 generations, Lilian Matray, his wife Sandrine and his daughter Célia work the family estate.

The estate buildings are in Juliénas, a charming little Beaujolais village, while the estate’s vines grow on 11 hectares of slopes that are not only in the Juliénas appellation area. The variety of the soils give the very typical, fruity Beaujolais aromas and flavours of each specific appellation.