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Cave Saint Cyr Beaujolais 2010

Cave Saint Cyr Beaujolais 750ml 2010   
Sku: 1840165

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Cave Saint Cyr is a small, family owned winery located in the Beaujolais region of France. Owner Thierry Saint Cyr has been a vigneron and winemaker in Beaujolais for over 30 years and represents the 4th generation of his family to work in wine. He works alongside his wife Laurence, son Raphael and daughter-in-law Karine. Laurence handles marketing and the wine shop, Raphael manages the export and viticultural side of the business and Karine handles administration and sales. This 54 acre, organically farmed estate is composed of plots in Gamay (34 acres), Chenas (2 acres), Morgon (2 acres), Regnie (2 acres), and other village plots within the appellation. 75% of the vines are 25+ years old (half of which are 50+ years old) and the remaining 25% are younger vines between 3-5 years old. The family buys a small amount of fruit from Moulin-a-Vent, Julienas and Chiroubles and work closely with those growers to achieve organic certification. Thierry follows a minimalist winemaking regiment of long macerations, no fining or filtering. Debourbage occurs naturally each wine remains in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for one year to allow all particles to settle to the bottom of the tank. The wines of Cave Saint Cyr are focused, clear, pure expressions that offer excellent structure and balance.

Tasting notes
Pretty layers of dark stone fruit and berries nicely intermingle with medium-firm tannins and lifted acidity.

Technical notes
(100% Gamay). The fruit for this wine was harvested from vines planted in 1965, 1990, and 2010 to clay and limestone soils. The grapes were sorted by hand before fermenting naturally in stainless steel for 10 days. The wine aged for six months in steel tanks before bottling. The flagship cuvee of the estate, this wine combines concentration with freshness.

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Beaujolais
Grape Varietal: Gamay
Type: Still wine
 
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