WINES OF BEAUJOLAIS

The Beaujolais region has 12 appellations. Beaujolais is characterized by a respect for tradition and conformity to the appellation rules. Most Beaujolais is red, but limited amounts of Beaujolais Blanc and Beaujolais Rosé are also made in both Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages appellations. Beaujolais Blanc is made from Chardonnay. Beaujolais Nouveau is the ambassador of the region, covering the largest area. This wine is enjoyed all over the world in November as Beaujolais Nouveau. The Beaujolais Crus include Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côte-de-Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin à Vent, Régnié, and Saint Amour. Iif you leave them in the bottle for a few years, its worth the wait.

Almost all of the wines of this region are made there are from the Gamay grape variety. These wines generally tend to be light, low in alcohol, high in acidity and very fruity. Most are ready for consumption on release and should be consumed within two years of bottling. Only the Crus of Beaujolais show aging potential if left in the bottle for a few years.

Whites : Chardonnay

Reds : Gamay