Beaujolais Villages

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Beaujolais Villages

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Vineyards situation

The Beaujolais Villages area is located to the South of Beaujolais, in the Rhône Department, close to Lyon.

Characteristics

The terroir is mainly composed of granite. Among the 55.000 acres (22.000 hectares) of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region , about 15.000 acres (6.000 hectares) are under the name Beaujolais Villages « Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée » which stands between the Beaujolais Appellation and the Crus appellation (there are 10 crus). It ‘s a very important wine for us: for a long time, Louis Jadot has been producing a consistent Beaujolais-Villages and we are one of the most important producers in the region. We are really involved in the region where we have a winery dedicated to vinify a large part of the total volume (Cellier de la Vauxonne close to Saint Etienne des Oullières) We have 250ha in contracts and it's representing actually 60% of the total volume of our Beaujolais-Villages. We are producing around 250 000cases of Beaujolais-Villages every year and of course it means that we are blending maybe 4 or 5 different cuvees that we are bottling all year long.

Wine making

Our Beaujolais Villages comes from two main sources : young wines from local growers with whom we have long time contracts blended with wine from the Regnié Cru.

Winemaker's comments / Gastronomy

Strong red purple colour. Fresh red fruits on the nose with a hint of dark cherry. Slightly spicy with a touch of grey pepper, liquorice and a touch of rose flower. The whole wine is very well balanced with a nice acidity and the tannins presence on the finish invites food pairing such as with Terrines, Charcuteries, Grilled red meat, white fish, cheese or simply as the sole wine of a meal.

Preservation

This wine is supposed to be drunk young although it can be kept easily up to 5 years or more.

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