The Beaujolais vineyard unfolds its countless hills on 55 km from South to North. Its leitmotif is "diversity" - both in the landscape with the crus in the northern area, the Beaujolais-Villages in the center and the Beaujolais mostly in the Southern area. These landscapes have in commun the gamay, a dark grape varietal with white juice. As to the wines, they prove to be surprisingly different as well, and full of sublety.
Color: Very beautiful garnet color, close to the ripe cherry.
Nose: Aromas of sweet fruits, especially cherry.
Palate: Fruity, unctuous and delicate flavors, balance between finesse and body. Powerful and structured.
Beaujolais-Villages are wines for all occasions, to be just for the pleasure of their taste, or to be tried with charcuterie, beef bourguignon, white meats or simply with a pizza.
Serve between 15° and 17°C.
Beaujolais-Villages must be served young to appreciate its typical aromas. It is recommended to drink it before 2 or 3 years.
The Beaujolais-Villages appellation is located in the north of the Rhône department and extends to the south of the Saône-et-Loire department. The vineyard extends over mostly granitic hillsides between the Saône River to the east and the Monts du Beaujolais to the west. Beaujolais-Villages can only be produced from grapes grown and harvested on the land of 39 villages covering a total of 5,750 hectares. The soil of the Beaujolais region, based on granite, is very different from Burgundy. The conditions are ideal for the cultivation of Gamay.
A traditional Beaujolais vinification with whole bunches under controlled temperatures (22 to 28°C) is applied. The grapes macerated for 8 to 15 days so that the juice would get strong aromas, good color and tannins from the skin.