Appellation: Beaujolais-Village. A.C., Burgundy, France
A great variety of wines belongs to the Beaujolais-Villages appellation; 37 villages in fact. They are all different depending on the soil in which the vineyards grow. They may be called "the happy medium wines".
- FRA - Burgundy
Winery Tasting Notes
An intense, brilliant cherry colour with purplish tints.
Complex nose with red and black berry aromas (raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants).
A smooth wine with fine tannins, harmonious and complete.
Ideal for all occasions, from apertif to cheese.
Rready to drink but may be laid down for 1 to 2 years.
Beaujolais-Villages takes its name from a certain number of wine-making villages in the Beaujolais production area - 38 to be precise - that have long stood out for the superior quality of their wines. By `superior` is meant greater aromatic complexity, greater concentration and greater reliability. This delicious red wines mark a sort of transition between `plain` Beaujolais with its spontaneous character and the ten prestigious `crus` further north. If we can compare a charming Beaujolais wine with the Cherub in Mozart's `Marriage of Figaro`, Beaujolais-Villages would be Figaro, more mature and experienced, more sure of himself. More than any other, it is a wine that is enjoyed in happy homes.