WINE OF THE WEEK: Domaine de Fa Fleurie 2016, Fleurie, France


£22, Yapp Brothers


Aside from its pretty and easy-to-pronounce name, it's not always obvious why Fleurie should be so much more popular than some of the other Beaujolais Crus (the top ten appellations of the region). Wines like Domaine de Fa are the reason – jewel-bright transparent colour, drifting, blossomy fragrance, red-berry fruit, earth-after-rain mineral freshness and gossamer-fine tannins that give structure to the light body. It's the first release from Antoine and Maxime Graillot, sons of the famous Alain Graillot of Crozes-Hermitage in the northern Rhône, and from a year that was savaged by hail. If they can produce such quality in a difficult year, imagine the future. It's not a red that needs food, but it would be lovely with a salad of lightly smoked duck breast, or with bresaola or other air-dried and cured meats, with carpaccio, meaty textured fish, roast chicken, or an Easter treat of delicate, new season's lamb. Yapp do next-day delivery (free on orders over £100), so if you're quick you may be able to get it for Easter. 12%.

Domaine de Fa Fleurie 2016, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France

£22, Yapp Brothers

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