2019 Yann Bertrand Fleurie Coup de Foudre
31 year old Yann Bertrand’s philosophy is simple; attain the most beautiful balance possible for the soil, as a soil with good equilibrium will produce a grape that represents the terroir where it is grown.
From 50 to 70 year old vines, 17 to 20 days maceration, 8 months elevage in 225 litre barrels of 6 years plus age followed by an additional 11 months aging in bottle prior to release. Wild strawberries and anise, I’d encourage you to decant this to fully open the aromas. A flicker of blood orange, the fruit on the palate becomes more lifted with morello cherry. Maintaining its Fleurie elegance yet with structure and a mineral drive, highlighting this is a mere baby that would benefit the patience of cellaring. The tannins are powdery fine with salivating acidity and fruit bouncing along the spine.