The vineyards of Beaujolais Villages are planted in granite soils, on a series of rolling hills just South of Mâconnais. Grapes were hand-harvested from 47-year old vines before undergoing semi-carbonic maceration. The result is a charming, fruity and affordable wine.
“The string of very good to outstanding vintages for Beaujolais continues apace. There has never been a better time to explore this region’s delicious, approachable wines, especially considering the seemingly endless, often steep, price hikes for most wines from other historically pedigreed regions across the globe. Admittedly, prices have been steadily going up since the watershed 2009 vintage, whose across-the-board quality and fruit-driven, crossover appeal launched a new generation of Beaujolais aficionados.”
Josh Raynolds on Beaujolais, vinous.com, Oct 2019