2018 Domaine des Terres Vivantes "La Lutine" Beaujolais-Villages Rose
This tiny farm in the gracefully rolling hills of the Beaujolais-Village area of Charpenay resides just south of the Beaujolais crus and produces wine from organically grown grapes and bread from organically grown wheat. For both of these artisanal products, the naturally occurring ambient yeasts in the air play an integral role. No lesser role is performed by the stewards of these fields, Ludovic and Marie Gros, who with the occasional assistance of their four children (ages 10 to 18) take no short cuts in striving for the authentic traditional expression of Beaujolais. ‘La Lutine’ comes from alluvial silt and sandy soils and the fruit is bright, forward and pretty; their Beaujolais Rose also comes from these vines.
Exotically perfumed bouquet of fresh strawberry, raspberry, rose, magnolia and white pepper. Bright and energetic, with very good mineral lift and cut to its sweet red berry flavors. Gains sweetness with air and finishes with persistent flavors of red berries and candied flowers.
Seafood such as lobster, seared salmon, tuna or duck and delicately cooked rare lamb.