Avalanche de Printemps
The Avalanche de Printemps is a wine brought to bottle early, built around a concept of vibrancy and freshness.
The grapes come from the southeast section of Delienne's Fleurie vineyard where the soils are a mix of sand and rocky granite. This combination of soils, along with the gentle extraction of tannin and color in the cellar by Marc's hand, yields a wine with an intoxicating perfume and finesse.
Bouyant, expressive, pulsating with energy, Avalance de Printemps has quickly joined the ranks with our favorite wines in the shop.
At the ripe old age of 56, Marc Delienne made an incredible leap into a new life.
He left his life in Paris working in IT & banking and moved himself to Beaujolais. In 2015, he purchased Château de l’Abbaye Saint Laurent d’Arpayé in the centre of Fleurie. Mentored by the likes of Alain Graillot and Eloi Dürrbach at Domaine Trévallon in Provence, he came to town with the fiery passion of a man many years his junior.
A conversion of his 40-80-year-old vines to organic farming was immediate. A vat room was built in short order. Gorgeous, elegant wines made with meticulous attention to detail emerged in what seemed like no time at all.
Now entering his sixth decade on this planet, Marc thinks of himself as a young winemaker. His wines have the edginess and energy that you would associate with the finest vanguard producers in the French wine community today.
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