Beaujolais

Beaujolais (French pronunciation: ​[bo.ʒɔ.lɛ]) is a French Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. Like most AOC wines they are not labeled varietally. Whites from the region, which make up only 1% of its production, are made mostly with Chardonnay grapes though Aligoté is also permitted until 2024 (on condition the vines were planted before 2004). Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity. In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais put together.
Posts about Beaujolais
  • Traditions of Wine

    … 8000 years – and now it came back, as a power behind “orange wine” and source of inspiration for the new-founded clay vessel aging movement at the wineries around the world. Traditions Created. For the longest time, new grape harvest celebration was a tradition in Beaujolais region in France, but it was only a local phenomenon. It was not until…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Kicking 2015 off with wine events

    … John Cesano of John On Wine Here are some events I’ll be attending; I hope to see you at one or more. Saturday, Jan. 10 – Second Saturday in Hopland >> A half dozen Hopland area winery tasting rooms offer up food pairings to go with wines, and usually have at least one wine on a significantly discounted sale price. McNab Ridge Winery…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 5 readers -
  • Brief notes

    … 2009 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. A transient whiff of blackcurrant, though mostly and more consistently it's leather and prune. Spiced, bold and ripe in the mouth, slightly sweet and verging on Port. It's true to the house and very appealing. Cuddly and warm. 2005 Domaine A Cabernet. Black currant, and DMS. I like this more than before…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Wine Tip No.1

    … the ‘mistake’ and open something else. (Refrigerated open bottles keep for at least 5 days. I often find that Monday’s failure is Tuesday’s hero). To help you with the mood question here are a few wine & mood partners. You’re wanting… Mellow – Merlot Easy-going – Pinot Grigio Loud/energizing – Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Charm/seduction – Pinot Noir Richness – Shiraz, Cabernet, Malbec Refreshment – Sauvignon Blanc/Beaujolais A ‘Life is Good’ moment – Sparkling Something different – your call …

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • JoieFarm is aging its reserves one more year

    … when a winery holds back its wines for a year longer? Restaurants, for one. Most restaurant owners also don’t want to tie up capital in massive wine cellars. Many sommeliers don’t have the time, or won’t take it, to decant young wines during dinner service. Apartment and condo dwellers also benefit. There is seldom adequate wine storage in 1,000…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 2 readers -
  • The United Wines of Veneto Master Class at Eataly, NYC

    … soil and the consistent microclimate of the Alps and Lake Garda. The wines are made with the same grapes as nearby Valpolicella wines; Corvina, Rondinella and Moinara, as with everything else in Italy, the Bardolino wines have their own distinctive personality. Whilst Valpolicella wines have been called “the Italian Beaujolais” Bardalino wines…

    the buddha in your glass- 5 readers -
  • Wine Labels in BC: How Wines are Named

    … are thousands and thousands of grape varieties out there and the ones that we see on wine labels here in BC represents only a small portion of what’s available around the world. There are many families of grapes out there but the one that concerns us the most here is called Vitis Vinifera. Vinifera grapes are the ones that have been the most popular…

    Wine Country BCin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Three Languedoc wines from Calmel & Joseph

    … maceration character. Pure and supple in a Beaujolais style. 87/100 Calmel & Joseph Corbières Les Terroirs 2011 Languedoc, France 14% alcohol. Syrah, Grenache and a hint of Cinsault. Peppery, slightly reductive cherry and berry fruits nose, with some herbs and spice. The palate is juicy and bright with vivid black fruits. Ripe and dense…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • NEWS FETCH – January 5, 2015

    …TOP NEWS Drought will cost Calif’s farmers $1.5b One third of wines in clear glass bottles are light damaged Australian wine ‘cheaper than water’ Massachusetts Accidentally Deletes State Law Allowing Farm Wineries to Self Distribute Beaujolais Break-up on the Cards The top 8 reasons it makes dollars and sense to move your winery software to […]…

    Wine Industry Insight- 3 readers -
  • Have Wine What Cheese?

    … Chardonnay) Morbier, Chenin Blanc – Derby, Graddost (Off Dry Chenin) St. Nectaire English Dry White – Caerphilly Falanghina – Robiolina Gattinara – Fontina Gewurztraminer – perhaps Boursin, Fontina, Gruyère, Livarot, Munster Greco di Tufo – Camembert Gruner Veltliner – Comte Jura White – Comte Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco – Bally Oak from Ireland, Montasio…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 3 readers -
  • 2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Cuvée...

    … 2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Cuvée Traditionnelle Vieilles Vignes Sometimes all I need is a little Beaujolais and some rustic charm to make me happy. Yumberries, raspberries, forest berries, dried cherries and strawberries, bramble, and dry forest floor on the nose. Tart fruit initially on the palate quickly making way…

    Shiba Sommelier- 6 readers -
  • Meet Georges Duboeuf, the Champion of Beaujolais

    … Georges Duboeuf is a modest man. He is modest in stature and rather reserved, in an elegant, French way. He is extremely modest about his contributions to the international wine world, of which championing Beaujolais — the region and the wines — will be his legacy. He is also modest about his success with promoting Beaujolais Nouveau, even…

    WineFashionista- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 20, 2014

    … and it thrives here, much as it does in Beaujolais, Burgundy and parts of the Loire, in fact the biodynamic Gamay of Brickhouse (famed Willamette Pinot producer) are highly prized and sell out almost instantly on release. Bow & Arrow also do a straight Gamay which is also worth getting, it is more than just good it is wildly delicious…

    grapelive.com- 4 readers -
  • Drew Walker – Sommelier

    … that Edmond Vatan is in semi-retirement, the wines are becoming harder and harder to find. One of my mother’s favourite dishes is an asparagus quiche with goats cheese and fresh dill. This wine’s aromatic profile offers a clear definition of citrus and stone so its vibrancy and minerality would be a luxurious pairing with the hints of green asparagus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
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