Beaujolais

Finesse, delicacy and great value

Beaujolais is still in crisis. Many producers are annually forced to leave grapes hanging on the vine, as they gain little or no return to fund the costs of harvesting and producing the wines.

Years of relying on Beaujolais Nouveau and the resulting drop in quality has seen many turn against this once fashionable region, a problem exacerbated by the allure of approachable and consistent New World offerings. Even local popularity has been waning. A high profile court case once saw the Beaujolais Syndicates take on 'Lyon Mag' for publishing deprecatory remarks about the quality of Beaujolais.