(or gamay noir a jus blanc)
Beaujolais is not only a great wine. It’s an example why we must educate the wine consumers more. Maybe starting with you ?
It’s more than one grape and a region. It’s about soils, winemakers and much more…
I was inspired for this blog, by the line up I had at my home; A nice Brouilly (Brouilly Briante) and Morgon (Les Charmes) from the great Domaine Bel Air. I started with the Brouilly. Infact a wine I didn’t taste for quite a while.
You always ask yourself why?
Most likely because of his big brother and sister; Moulin a Vent and Fleurie. (And because wine study guides you to other regions to focus on.) Any way the Brouilly had nice ripe red fruit like plums and a scent of roses with an elegant acidity at the back. The Morgon I tasted after was full of cherry with a lingering cherry acidity at the back. Both from the same grape, totally different.
In fact all the Cru’s of the Beaujolais have their own style and taste. So time to (re)discover these beautifull wines. Go find them in the wine store and/ or learn more on their site Beaujolais or Discover Beaujolais (with nice infographics)
map of Discover Beaujolais
Ps. Great wines comes from great producers !!!
On your Journey of wine..... Vincent