beaujolais "THE OTHER BURGUNDY"
"A refreshing change"
fruity and delicious, fine and flavored, intense and generous.
Located north of Lyon in eastern France, Beaujolais overlaps Burgundy in the north and Rhône in the south. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run along the Saône River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruity wines since the days of Ancient Rome.
Over mainly granite terrain, the Beaujolais Crus form a meandering path. From south to north, Brouilly is followed by Côte de Brouilly, Régnié, Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Chénas, Juliénas and Saint-Amour.
The region has ideal growing conditions. It receives lots of sunshine and has granite-based soils that lend excellent structure to the wines. The Gamay grape is used to make all Beaujolais wines with the exception of white Beaujolais, or Beaujolais blanc, which is made of Chardonnay grapes.
Only manual harvesting is allowed in the Beaujolais region. Handpicking means that before being vatted, entire bunches are sorted to remove any bad grapes. This winemaking method is specific to the Beaujolais region.
$12 vrac, beaujolais '15
$15 dominique piron, beaujolais villages '14
$20 jean-marc lafont, morgon "cote-du-puy" '15
$22 domaine des grand fers, fleurie '14
$23 chateau des tours, brouilly '14
$23 domaine chavernand, chiroubles "les gatilles" '14
$24 pascal granger, moulin-a-vent" les chassignols" '13