At the turn of the century, Beaujolais was a region in crisis. However, much of this was of their own making. There was a glut of wine that was made for the infamous nouveau market and little attention was given to the ten cru villages of this region. This gave the region an image of prodcucing cheap wines. Luckily our modern day customer is looking beyond the nouveau and are happy to look at the wines from the Crus.Read More
For this case I have opted for a Fleurie, perhaps the most famous of the Beaujolais Crus. This example from Loron shows all the soft juicy almost bubble gum like character so typlical the the local grape, Gamay used to make the wine. Choosen for our summer cases, the softness of this wine means that it can be served lightly chilled and matched to the fuller fleshy fish based dishes.
Technically the region could be classed as Burgundy, yet geographically it could be classed as region of the Northen Rhone. The people of Beaulais beleive the are a region in their own right!
95% of Beaujolais is red wine distunuised by the Gamay grape.
The 10 Crus of Beaujolais are Saint-Amour, Hulienas, Chenes, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chirboules, Morgon, regnie, Brouilly, Cote de Brouilly.