Château de Poncié Fleurie Le Pré Roi
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Le Pré Roi is made from four of the finest and very complimentary parcels of the estate: “Montgenas” bringing the fruit, “Sous le Parc” for floral notes, finesse from “La Brirette” and concentration from “Les Carcans”.
- Aged in oak casks and matured for 5 months in small tanks to preserve freshness.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: Burgundian in style, the authentic and original style of Beaujolais: no carbonic maceration, each plot vinified in small vats, with cold maceration followed by a long 8-12-day fermentation with gentle “pigeage.”
Tasting Notes: This blend creates a very lovely and elegant wine, perfectly balanced with notes of blueberry and violet.
2016 – 91 The Bourghound
Château de Poncié is one of the oldest and most renowned estates in Fleurie, dating back to 949 AD. Today, Joseph Bouchard oversees the viticulture and Frederic Weber, Bouchard Père & Fils Cellar Master oversees the winemaking and ageing in a pure Burgundian style. All barrels used at the domain come from Bouchard Père & Fils in Beaune, seasoned by the ageing of several vintages. Château de Poncié wines celebrate the spirit and rich history of Beaujolais.