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Abbaye Road is an ambitious cuvée resulting from the blending of the different wines of Marc Delienne, aged mainly in 30hl tuns. It is composed of grapes of Gamay, the king grape variety of the region, harvested by hand and then sent for maceration in whole bunches in concrete vats using only indigenous yeasts. The vatting period is short, between 6 and 12 days, and the ageing process lasts 11 months, mainly in 30 hectolitre tuns, and a small part in new 600 hectolitre half-muisses and a few old barrels.
Abbaye Road is a beautiful proof of Marc Delienne's meticulous and ambitious work. He has managed to find the perfect balance between freshness, finesse and character in all his vintages, developing intense aromas of black fruits, smoky notes, with a beautiful structure.
Abbaye Road will delight your taste buds right away after a decanting period of at least one hour, and then sublimate your red meat dishes. Let it rest in your cellar for a few years to make it gain in finesse.
In January 2015, Marc Delienne bought a few hectares of land in Fleurie in the Beaujolais region of France. He instantly started the conversion of the estate to organic farming in order to obtain certification quickly. The vines are at least 40 years old and up to 80 years old for the oldest, and Marc applies the essential principles of biodynamic viticulture. In the winery, work is done as naturally as possible without yeasting or chaptalisation, and with as little intervention as possible to let the grapes express themselves at their true value.