- Grape varietyGamay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilPink schist and granite.
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential2-3 years
- Serving temperature 13-15°
- Our Beaujolais-Villages comes from 35 selected towns originating from granite soils which are ideally compatible with the indigenous Gamay grape. The difference between the various levels of Beaujolais - Beaujolais Nouveau, Beaujolais, Beaujolais Superieur, Beaujolais-Villages, and Cru Beaujolais - is the maximum yield, geographic area, and the ability of the wine to improve with age. Our Beaujolais-Villages is nurtured and bottled in Maison Latour's cellars at 'Clos Chameroy' on the outskirts of Beaune.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteDeep blood-red in colour with a smoky bouquet of cherries. Rounded in the mouth. Good balance between the acidity and silky tannins. Tasted January 2011.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - charcuterie - mature cheeses.
- 2006 Beaujolais-Villages - The Edmonton Journal - Canada - November 12th 2008:Light, easy-to-drink red wine, with strawberry jam on the nose, an ample palate, well-integrated tannins and a slightly herbaceous finish. It's amazing some still rush to buy faddish, rough Beaujolais Nouveau when they can buy good wine like this. Made from Gamay grapes selected from 35 towns. Good party sipper that pairs well with fish and lighter fare.