This Beaujolais Villages Olivier Ravier was vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic maceration lasting for six to eight days. The Beaujolais Villages Olivier Ravier Fermentation was temperature controlled throughout and was followed by malolactic conversion, resulting in a softer style of wine.
The grapes come from vineyards within the Beaujolais Villages appellation which is made up of 38 villages in the northern Beaujolais region. The climate is continental with cold winters and warm summers. The 20 year old vines are grown in granite, clay and chalky soils, which provide good drainage and are free standing bush vines pruned according to the traditional Gobelet method. The grapes are handharvested.
With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie appellation, Olivier Ravier produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.