An old-vine Beaujolais Villages blanc made from pure Chardonnay. Light, pale hued and a hint of straw colour. A pronounced nose belying its appearance - fresh aromas of tangy apple and white acacia flowers with a honeyed hint of tropical fruit. A soft, elegant palate of white orchard fruit with citrus and pineapple flavours and good balancing acidity in finish.
- Bottle £11.75
- Bottle Case £141.00
A classic, red Beaujolais Villages ‘Vieilles Vignes’ from 100% Gamay. It has a beguiling berry bouquet and supple palate of summer fruits offset by some darker, earthier notes and ripe tannins.
- Bottle £10.50
- Bottle Case £126.00
Primary red fruit flavours are supported by crisp tannins and earthy, gamey, richer notes.
- Bottle £13.25
- Bottle Case £159.00
Beaujolais Wine - Buy Wine from the Beaujolais Region of France
Beaujolais is the southernmost district of Burgundy, running from Maçon to Lyon on the west bank of the river Sâone. The Gamay grape dominates here and this region accounts for over half of the entire wine production of Burgundy. In terms of hierachy, there is Beaujolais, Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais Supérieur (all grown on the sandy soils in the south of the region), before one ascends to the Beaujolais Villages and then the ten Crus, produced on the rolling granitic and schist hillsides of the north. A small amount of wine is made from the Chardonnay and Aligoté grapes.
With over 1000 hectares under vine, Morgon is the second largest Cru after Brouilly. Situated in the middle of the Beaujolais Cru around the village of Villié Morgon the wines (along with those of Moulin à Vent) are the most structured and richest of the region.
As has been well-documented by numerous pundits, the 2009 and 2010 vintages are particularly promising – la renaissance du Beaujolais est arrivée!