A young Beaujolais is almost always a light, highly scented wine with more nose and aromas than taste. This Cuvée des Vignerons Beaujolais 2011 is no exception, testing the nostrils after unscrewing the cap and before it has even been poured. Full of rich raspberry and cherry aromas, the taste matches well, although it has none of the heavy body of an older wine, no any renal complexity. However, it is a very pleasant drinking wine, never one to challenge you, but at its price it is more than palatable.
Frequently grown in Beaujolais and the Loire Valley, the Gamay grape is purple-coloured grape dates back as far as the 15th century and tends to product light-bodied, fruity wines. Though it carries deeper floral notes, including lilac and violets, this vibrant variety is known for producing wines with playful raspberry and strawberry aromas.
Beaujolais is one of France’s best-known and best-loved red wines and is undergoing something of a resurgence of interest in the UK.
|Region:||France, Loire Valley|
|Occasion:||Light Meat, Fish, Cream Cheeses|