Chateau du Ringuet Beaujolais Villages Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2016(6 x750mL)

The region or Appelation, of Beaujolais, and Beaujolais Villages are within the district of Burgundy but because of the great difference in the kinds of products bottled there, this is often unknown.

Beaujolais lies to the south of Mâconnais, only a few miles to the north of Lyon. What distinguish it from the rest of the region is the winemaking process adopted (carbonic maceration, a kind of fermentation in which bunches are deprived of oxygen so that they start “boiling" from the inside, without the action of yeasts, in order to better preserves the grapes' aromas) and the grape variety grown: Gamay.

Actually, Beaujolais detaches from Burgundy in reputation, too. The former has never been renowned as the latter, both because wines from Gamay variety generally are harsher and less elegant than those from Pinot Noir, and because this is the land of Beaujolais Nouveau, by many considered a smart way producers found to quickly cash their earnings, but which enjoyed great popularity some decades ago.

The Gamay variety's success among winemakers depends on its abundant production and on its ease of cultivation: Beaujolais alone produces almost as much wine as the rest of Burgundy.

It's said that in medieval times, the comparison between wines made from Gamay grapes and those made from Pinot Noir grapes used to be so disappointing that two dukes of Burgundy issued edicts forbidding farmers to grow and make wine from Gamay. Their goals were to make room for Pinot Noir vineyards and protect Burgundy's reputation.

Someone must have broken the law, because the Gamay variety endures, and even if it will always be the uncool cousin of its superb neighbor, it has expressed itself in interesting ways … sometimes.

The main town of the Beaujolais region is Villefranche sul Sa?ne, and it works as a rough-and-ready division between the area of “simple" Beaujolais to the south and the area where Crus and Villages of Beaujolais lie, to the north.

Chateau du Ringuet Beaujolais Villages Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2016(6 x750mL)

Lot No: 0019-2472467

The region or Appelation, of Beaujolais, and Beaujolais Villages are within the district of Burgundy but because of the great difference in the kinds of products bottled there, this is often unknown.Beaujolais lies to the south of Mâconnais, only a few miles to the north of Lyon. What distinguish it from the rest of the region is the winemaking process adopted (carbonic maceration, a kind of fermentation in which bunches are deprived of oxygen so that they start “boiling" from the inside, without the action of yeasts, in order to better preserves the grapes' aromas) and the grape variety grown: Gamay.Actually, Beaujolais detaches from Burgundy in reputation, too. The former has never been renowned as the latter, both because wines from Gamay variety generally are harsher and less elegant than those from Pinot Noir, and because this is the land of Beaujolais Nouveau, by many considered a smart way producers found to quickly cash their earnings, but which enjoyed great popularity some decades ago.The Gamay variety's success among winemakers depends on its abundant production and on its ease of cultivation: Beaujolais alone produces almost as much wine as the rest of Burgundy.It's said that in medieval times, the comparison between wines made from Gamay grapes and those made from Pinot Noir grapes used to be so disappointing that two dukes of Burgundy issued edicts forbidding farmers to grow and make wine from Gamay. Their goals were to make room for Pinot Noir vineyards and protect Burgundy's reputation.Someone must have broken the law, because the Gamay variety endures, and even if it will always be the uncool cousin of its superb neighbor, it has expressed itself in interesting ways … sometimes.The main town of the Beaujolais region is Villefranche sul Sa?ne, and it works as a rough-and-ready division between the area of “simple" Beaujolais to the south and the area where Crus and Villages of Beaujolais lie, to the north. (259030-18)

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Overview

The region or Appelation, of Beaujolais, and Beaujolais Villages are within the district of Burgundy but because of the great difference in the kinds of products bottled there, this is often unknown.

Beaujolais lies to the south of Mâconnais, only a few miles to the north of Lyon. What distinguish it from the rest of the region is the winemaking process adopted (carbonic maceration, a kind of fermentation in which bunches are deprived of oxygen so that they start “boiling" from the inside, without the action of yeasts, in order to better preserves the grapes' aromas) and the grape variety grown: Gamay.

Actually, Beaujolais detaches from Burgundy in reputation, too. The former has never been renowned as the latter, both because wines from Gamay variety generally are harsher and less elegant than those from Pinot Noir, and because this is the land of Beaujolais Nouveau, by many considered a smart way producers found to quickly cash their earnings, but which enjoyed great popularity some decades ago.

The Gamay variety's success among winemakers depends on its abundant production and on its ease of cultivation: Beaujolais alone produces almost as much wine as the rest of Burgundy.

It's said that in medieval times, the comparison between wines made from Gamay grapes and those made from Pinot Noir grapes used to be so disappointing that two dukes of Burgundy issued edicts forbidding farmers to grow and make wine from Gamay. Their goals were to make room for Pinot Noir vineyards and protect Burgundy's reputation.

Someone must have broken the law, because the Gamay variety endures, and even if it will always be the uncool cousin of its superb neighbor, it has expressed itself in interesting ways … sometimes.

The main town of the Beaujolais region is Villefranche sul Sa?ne, and it works as a rough-and-ready division between the area of “simple" Beaujolais to the south and the area where Crus and Villages of Beaujolais lie, to the north.

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International Wine Challenge, 2018: Commended