Beaujolais, 2017

  Clos Des Vieux Marronniers

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Beaujolais

Beaujolais has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years yet remains on of the most productive wine regions in France. Home to the Gamay grape, and with it a method of fermentation, that entails whole bunch fermentation, called carbonic maceration. When good these can be some of the most refreshing red wines in the world, often served chilled, and the source of immense pleasure. The wines are typically light and intensely fruity with wonderful acidity and a sense of joyful exuberance not found in other barrel fermented, richer wines.

Grape Type: Gamay

Gamay is found in the Beaujolais where, on granite slopes, it makes wine that cannot be reproduced anywhere else in the world. Thanks to poor winemaking over the last decade and the Beaujolais Nouveau stigma, Gamay has experienced a dip in popularity of late. Unjustly so, for it can produce wines brimming with juicy fruit, and is perfect slightly chilled and drunk alfresco. Gamay is also found in the Loire and in Burgundy, forming a partnership with Pinot Noir to make Bourgogne Passetoutgrains