Cru Beaujolais from Maison L’Envoyé hits Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 wine list for 2023.
#91 Maison L’Envoyé 2021 Fleurie Gamay Noir!
In Burgundy, Maison L’Envoyé’s winemaking team is based in the town of Beaune, drawing from several sites including Chateau Vivier, in Beaujolais’ Fleurie cru. From the 2021 vintage, Wine Enthusiast’s Reggie Solomon provided two Maison L’Envoyé Beaujolais wines, Fleurie and Morgon Cote du Py, with 92 pts and Editors’ Choice in rating, and 91 points for the Moulin-a-Vent.
“This Fleurie has a distinctive aroma silhouette that immediately communicates something good is about to happen in your glass,” begins the review for the #91/Top 100 wine, 2021 Maison L’Envoyé Fleurie. “Black raspberry leaps out on the nose followed by black plum, black tea, forest floor, red cherry and rosehip. On the palate well-integrated black fruit is in lockstep with ripe tannins.”
In their search for the best wines of 2023, Wine Enthusiast blind-tasted more than 23,000 bottles in the past 12 months and for The Enthusiast 100 narrowed them down to an elite list of exceptional wines. “This year’s 100 are not simply the highest scoring bottles, nor are they the most expensive—these are wines that opened our reviewers’ eyes and stimulated their imaginations.”
About Maison L’Envoyé
Maison L’Envoyé’s approach in the vineyard combines tailored viticulture and vigilant diligence. Each growing season and unique block is taken into account. The site, specific soil characteristics, elevation, aspect, rainfall, and vine age are considered. Their selected partner growers lean heavily towards organic and biodynamic regimes, with a strict mindset of growing Pinot Noir rather than farming grapes.
Driven by a tireless hunt for elusive sites where Pinot Noir shines, Maison L’Envoyé, ‘The House of the Messenger’ traverses the globe with the intention of presenting the acme of regionality and winemaking styles. With winemaking footprints in Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Willamette Valley, they champion many unsung growers who have farmed their vineyards for decades and generations, some mere feet away from more illustriously cited neighbors.