The Personality of Cru Beaujolais, From Elegant to Profound
“Often overshadowed by Burgundy to the north, many wine drinkers are not aware of the excellent quality coming out of Beaujolais. We aim to put that right. Excluding the gush of nouveau that hits shelves every November, this region is producing serious wines at attainable prices.
“Beaujolais is a region of two halves: In the south, close to the gastronomic city of Lyons, it produces simple, fruity wines, while the north is known for its rich, long-lived wines from the area’s iconic granite soils. The grape—Gamay—remains the constant, yet the results are very different depending on soil type and vineyard location.
“While some wines in the northern half come from two basic appellations—Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages—the best come from a series of 10 individual crus, each with its own personality…”
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