Chateau de Saint Lager Brouilly, 2017
A beautifully refined wine from Chateau de Saint Lager, this Brouilly is best served chilled and is a quite fabulous Gamay from the region. It has a deep ruby colour with hints of garnet red and a nose packed with berries, prunes, raspberries and very ripe strawberries. A nicely supple wine with red fruit flavours. Great with either red or white meats but simply delicious with Goats cheese.
Gold Medal: Concours de Grandes Vins de France a Macon 2015
Chateau de Saint Lager
The barony of Saint Lager dates back to 1432 where the castle is mentionned in records from 1430 and the old fortress was transformed into a large mansion during the XVI century. The wine-domain itself used to cover a third of the village territory and included the Eastern part of the famous slopes of Brouilly.
The last portions of this very ancient domain were purchased by the Château de Pizay in 1998. The Château de St Lager Brouilly wines are produced at the foot of the hill , the slimy and sandy soils give the wine an intense and soft fruity touch, the tasting is supple and elegant.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
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Beaujolais is an important wine region in eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from the Gamay grape. It is located to the south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.
Beaujolais is one of the few regions in the world to be so focused on a single grape variety (Gamay). Pinot Noir is also used in small quantities in red and rosé wines. Although best known for its red wines, the region also produces white Beaujolais Blanc, from Chardonnay and Aligote.
There are several forms of red Beaujolais wines: standard Beaujolais (including Beaujolais Superieur), Beaujolais Villages, and the characterful, youthful Beaujolais Nouveau. The region's highest-quality wines are those of the ten Beaujolais 'crus' – ten vineyard areas long recognized as the finest in the area. Each of these ten (Brouilly, Chenas, Chiroubles, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, Morgon, Moulin-a-Vent, Regnie and Saint-Amour) has its own appellation title.