Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2020
An old-vine Beaujolais Villages blanc made from pure Chardonnay that sees no oak, this wine has fresh apple blossom scents and a taut and minerally, whistle-clean palate. It makes a bracing aperitif or partner to dressed crab or whitebait.
Made from old vine stock Chardonnay that is grown on limestone soils in the north of the region, this white Beaujolais Villages wine has subtle orchard fruit scents and flavours, a mid-weight, mineral-edged palate and a clean, dry finish.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Beaujolais|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink within 2 to 3 years of production.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Arnaud Aucoeur is an eleventh generation vigneron based in Villié Morgon in the centre of the Beaujolais hills. He and his wife Melanie cultivate 20 hectares of vines in Beaujolais and, although they have parcels of vines in several crus, half their vine-holdings lie within their heartland at Morgon. Arnaud is a pragmatic wine-maker with a strong respect for his family's history and the local terroir. He tries not to intervene too much in the vineyard and his red wines, which account for 95% of production, are all vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence.
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