I had the pleasure of spending the week in Ålesund. A great week of exploring the beautiful countryside in this spectacular part of Norway. There is also some great restaurants and Apotekergata 5 sticks out. Anders Göransson has really transformed the restaurant in the classic Hotel Brosundet to an outstanding restaurant. And in addition there is a great little bar where you can get all of their wines if you only want to have a drink. And there are some gems there for sure. I found this weeks wine among the great list that they have to offer.
As many of you know I’m not to fond of the Beaujolais Nouveau. The wines are just not finished. But that doesn’t mean that Gamay isn’t great. On the contrary, in can be fantastic. In Apotekergatas winelist I found Chateau des Jacques Fleurie 2015 at a very reasonable 700,- kr. It cost 250,- in the vinmonopol so this is a good buy, both in the shop and in the bar.
Chateau des Jacques Fleurie vineyard is east/south-east oriented in a nice windy place. The grapes benefits from a consistent maturation. The top soil is very thin and appears to be salmon-coloured in places where the crystalline rock of the subsoil is flush with the surface. What I like is that the wine needs two or three years to reach its peak, and can then age comfortably for several decades. Have some patience with the Gamay! Then you will be revarded!
Ch. des Jacques Fleurie 2015 - 249,90 kr
Lovely bouqet of flowers, strawberries and raspberries. Very elegant acidity that balances the wine really well. Pure pleasure in the mouth with great lenght. So good.