Beaujolais

Beaujolais

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.

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  1. La Reserve du Maitre de Chais de Pizay Beaujolais

    Another classic fruity red from Chateau de Pizay, the Beaujolais La Reserve du Maitre is an excellent value Gamay embodying the best characteristics of the variety.

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  2. Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais Villages
    One step up from the straight Beaujolais offered by the same producer, this is a delightfully aromatic red from the consistently brilliant Chateau de Pizay.

    Gold Medal: Concours de Grandes Vins de France a Macon 2015

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  3. Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais Blanc
    Proving that Chateau de Pizay don't just make great reds, this Beaujolais Blanc has golden hues which contribute to a colour full of vivacity and brilliance. All in all a glorious chardonnay that stands out amongst the wonderful reds from the region. Learn More
  4. Chateau de Pizay Regnie

    The Chateau Pizay Regnie is an example of one of those rare reds that is best served chilled and represents yet another delicious gamay from this quite excellent estate.

    Find aromas of ripe fruits like blackberry, redcurrant and raspberry on the nose that tempt you into the fruity and supple palate. Serve at 16C or pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes. Great with grilled white meats and soft cheeses.

    Lifted red fruit aromas cede to voluptuous cherry and plum fruit on the palate, with a pretty floral edge and bright acidity - easy to appreciate now, but with the weight to improve. Drink 2017-2021, 90pts, Decanter Cru Beaujolais Panel Tasting Sept 2017 (2015 vintage)

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  5. Domaine Frederic Montangeron Fleurie

    Harvested by hand and vinified using ancestral methods, this Beaujolais Cru wine by Frédéric Montangeron has delicious aromas of iris, violet, faded rose and notes of red fruits, peach, gooseberry and blackcurrant. In the mouth this Fleurie is velvety with very great finesse

    Domaine de Montangeron is often referred to in the guides and obtains numerous medals in the local, national and international competitions.
     
    As with other light reds, serve lightly chilled and open 30 minutes before serving. Goes particularly well with leg of lamb, rabbit, poultry and white meats, as well as cheese.

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    £14.50
  6. Chateau de Pizay Morgon
    A typical but excellent Morgon, this stunning wine balances the grandiose of Burgundy and the fun of Beaujolais. Learn More
  7. Chateau de Saint Lager Brouilly
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    80% of 100

    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

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    £14.95
  8. Domaine Berrod Moulin a Vent
    An absolute treat of a gamay. With dark ruby tones and luxurious richness, it will hold up well next to the strongest charcuterie which is truly the best dish to enjoy it with. Learn More
  9. Domaine de la Cave Lamartine Saint Amour

    From Saint Amour, one of the ten Beaujolais Cru, this lively Gamay from Domaine de la Cave Lamartine has a beautiful ruby tone in step with its full rounded body. Fine and balanced on the palate with red fruit flavours (cherry, blackcurrant) and pairs very well with grilled meat, poultry and game birds.

    Ideal for your latest (or long lasting) flame!

    "This cuvée shows beautiful qualities: intense scents of fresh red fruits and black fruits, a mouth appetising, with fine tannins and tonic freshness. A wine ready to drink and which will age a little." 3 stars, GUIDE HACHETTE DES VINS 2016 (2014 vintage)

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  10. Chateau de Pizay Morgon Cuvee du Py 150cl Magnum
    A typical but excellent Morgon, this stunning wine balances the grandiose of Burgundy and the fun of Beaujolais. Learn More
    £47.00
  11. Chateau de Pizay Morgon 300cl Jeroboam
    A fruity robust wine, kirsch cherries and apricot on the palate. This Chateau is one of the finest buildings in the region, incorporating a 4 star hotel and a first class restaurant. Well rounded with a pleasing fullness on the palate. Intense garnet colour. Learn More
    £90.00
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