Grape Variety: Gamay
Aging: Traditional in open vats with 10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
Region: Beaujolais, France
Good accompaniment grilled meat - charcuterie - mature cheeses. Recommended temperature: 13 - 15°C (55 - 59°F)
Our Beaujolais-Villages 2014 reveals a gleaming ruby red colour. It offers red berries and black fruits aromas such as blackberry, strawberry or blueberry. On the palate, it is round and gourmet with notes of wild strawberry.
Despite being the biggest area in Burgundy, Beaujolais is very different in many aspects. Its towns display a very different look. With red tiles instead of blackboards on the roofs of the houses, it is reminiscent of “Provence” as well as the Mediterranean. The soil is made of pink granite, instead of limestone as in the Cote d'Or. Here, the Gamay grape is prevalent. The type of pruning that is applied in this region is known as «goblet», there is no wire between the vines and each one grows independent of the others.
The Joseph Drouhin house has always been closely involved with the Beaujolais region, is one of the pioneers, when in the early 1950s they were the first to bottle and sell Beaujolais Nouveau.
Beaujolais Villages is the result of a careful selection of terroirs and micro-climates, thus creating a charming and friendly wine. Its color is deep purple and its aroma is intense with notes of violet peonies and wild blackberries. In the mouth, the sensation of velvet is very seductive and its fruity flavors last for a long time.