Best of Beaujolais Mixed Case Offer

“Forget 'Nouveau' – real Beaujolais, especially the reds, are serious wines.”
Rosemary George, MW - Decanter.com

Best of Beaujolais
£195.00

Despite much of the region producing 'meh' wines that end up as Nouveau or generic Beaujolais, there are some exceptional bottles made on the rolling granitic and schist hillsides of the north and labelled as Beaujolais Villages or one of the ten Crus. Names such as Morgon, Saint-Amour and the 'king' and 'queen' of the Crus - Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie - are the epitome of seductive, voluptuously fruity wines from historic vineyards and prices remain very reasonable in comparison to other parts of Burgundy. We've put together a terrific mixed case from 11th generation winemaker Arnaud Aucoeur and relative newcomers to the region (2013) Max and Antoine Graillot that illustrates these virtues.

"These are wines of real personality and character that speak of soil and climate. The grape may be Gamay, but the crus find some resonance with the wines of their Burgundian neighbours to the north and those from the northern Rhône some 70km south."
James Lawther, MW - Decanter.com

With reds that aren't overburdened with alcohol and whites from old-vine Chardonnay, these versatile, food-friendly wines should be served at cool, cellar temperature and remain fresh and vibrant when young and improve over their lifespan. They partner perfectly with simple summer suppers of salads and charcuterie, soft cheeses, lighter curries or cold roast chicken with Jersey royals.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

WHITE:
Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2020

RED:
Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' 2018
Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Côte du Py' 2020
Beaujolais Moulin-à-Vent: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Tradition Vieilles Vignes' 2020
Beaujolais en Besset: Domaine de Fa 2019
AOC Fleurie Roche Guillon: Domaine de Fa 2019

This mixed case includes

2 x Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2020£0.00

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.

2 x Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' 2018£0.00

Classic, red Beaujolais Villages - a lovely, supple, mid-weight Gamay that's a versatile wine for kitchen lunches and suppers and is best served lightly chilled.

2 x Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Côte du Py' 2020£0.00

Arnaud Aucoeur's flagship Morgon is thrilling - drinking well now, its balance ensures that you could also cellar it for a few years.

2 x Beaujolais Moulin-à-Vent: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Tradition Vieilles Vignes' 2020£0.00

Known as the ‘King’ of Beaujolais for being one of the longest-lived expressions of the Gamay grape, Arnaud Aucoeur’s classic old-vine Moulin-à-Vent has voluptuous berry fruit flavours, a lovely floral lift on the nose, fresh acidity to underscore a touch of savoury spice and an enticing blackberry and cherry finish.

2 x Beaujolais en Besset: Domaine de Fa 2019£0.00

Since their first vintage in 2014, the Graillot family have produced this wonderful Gamay from 4 hectares of Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages vines on the climat of the Côte de Besset near Saint-Amour.

Certified as an organic wine.

2 x AOC Fleurie Roche Guillon: Domaine de Fa 2019£0.00

Known as the ‘Queen’ of Beaujolais Crus, Fleurie is renowned for its aromatically perfumed, floral wines. This Gamay from the Graillot family is no exception, with hints of roses and violets on the nose lifting soft red fruit flavours on the palate.