Grape Variety: 100 % Gamay
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.