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La Fleur Garderose Bordeaux Rouge Vignobles Pueyo 2018 (13 % ABV)

La Fleur Garderose Bordeaux Rouge Vignobles Pueyo 2018 (13 % ABV)

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Over the last few years, we have witnessed a small revolution among the vignerons in this historic region. Rising from the ashes of over-oaked, over-marketed, and often uninspiring wines, we find a group of thoughtful and talented individuals who are determined to bring terroir to a region that has almost entirely obliterated this ideal over the last few decades.

The cellar work for Château La Fleur Garderose is straightforward. The wines undergo roughly a weeklong cold maceration with little to no pigeage and pumping over. Fermentation, which is started by natural yeasts,  takes place in concrete tanks over roughly 3 weeks, after which the wines are aged in a combination of barrel sizes  (foudre and demi-muid) for approximately 18 months before they are bottled without filtration.  Very little sulfur – typically about 6 grams – is added to the wine during elevage.  Essentially, Château La Fleur Garderose is a selection of the best vats from the Pueyo cellar. 

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