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Beaujolais

France
Top Subregions: FleurieSaint-AmourBeaujolais NouveauCôte de BrouillyMoulin-à-VentChénasBrouillyMorgonBeaujolais-VillagesCoteaux du Lyonnais

Region Description

Beaujolais is a wine region located in the south of Burgundy, France. It is known for its light-bodied, fruity red wines made from the Gamay grape. The region has a long history of winemaking, with evidence of vineyards dating back to the Roman era.

Beautiful landscape of Beaujolais wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The main grape variety grown in Beaujolais is Gamay, which is used to make the region's signature light-bodied, fruity red wines. The most famous of these is Beaujolais Nouveau, which is made with the winemaking technique of carbonic maceration, and is released each year on the third Thursday of November. Other styles of Beaujolais include Beaujolais-Villages, which is made from grapes grown in the region's 39 communes, and the fuller-bodied, more complex Cru Beaujolais wines, which are made from grapes grown in 10 of the region's most prestigious communes.

Notable Producers

Beaujolais is home to some of France's most renowned winemakers, including Georges Duboeuf, Jean-Paul Brun, and Jean-Marc Burgaud. Other notable producers include Domaine des Terres Dorées, Domaine de la Madone, and Domaine des Quatre Vents.

Fun Fact about Beaujolais
The name of the region Beaujolais is originated from the house of Beaujeu. The trace of the first lord of Beaujeu appears around 950AD.

Top Wines from Beaujolais

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages

Georges Duboeuf

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages is a delightful red wine that is produced by the renowned winemaker Georges Duboeuf. This wine comes from the Beaujolais-Villages appellation, which is known for its exceptional vineyard features, including granite and schist soils that impart unique flavors to the grapes. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques that preserve the natural fruitiness and freshness of the wine. The result is a light-bodied and easy-drinking wine that is perfect for any occasion. With its bright red fruit flavors, subtle tannins, and refreshing acidity, Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages is a wine that is sure to please any wine lover.
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Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages

Louis Jadot

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Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages is a red wine produced by the renowned winemaker Louis Jadot in the Beaujolais-Villages appellation of France. The wine is made from Gamay grapes grown in the region's granite and schist soils, which impart a unique minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation, resulting in a wine with a bright ruby color, aromas of red fruit and floral notes, and a light to medium body. The wine is known for its freshness, balance, and easy-drinking style, making it a perfect choice for casual occasions and pairing with a variety of foods.
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Jean Foillard

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Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py is a highly sought-after wine produced by Jean Foillard, a renowned winemaker in the Beaujolais region of France. The wine is made from Gamay grapes grown in the Côte du Py vineyard, which is known for its unique granite and schist soil composition. Foillard's winemaking approach is focused on minimal intervention, allowing the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes to shine through. The resulting wine is a beautiful expression of the terroir, with notes of red fruit, spice, and earthiness. It is a medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and a long, elegant finish. Overall, Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py is a must-try for any wine lover looking for a high-quality, authentic Beaujolais wine.
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Domaine Mathieu & Camille Lapierre

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Domaine Mathieu & Camille Lapierre Morgon is a highly regarded wine from the Morgon appellation in Beaujolais, France. This wine is crafted by a renowned family-owned winery known for their commitment to organic and biodynamic practices. The vineyards are situated on granite-rich soils, which impart a distinct mineral character to the wine. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation and aging in old oak barrels. The resulting wine is vibrant and expressive, showcasing the unique terroir of Morgon. It exhibits bright red fruit flavors, silky tannins, and a refreshing acidity, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a well-balanced and elegant red wine.
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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

Georges Duboeuf

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is a vibrant and highly anticipated wine that showcases the best of the Beaujolais region in France. Produced in accordance with strict appellation regulations, this wine is crafted from hand-picked Gamay grapes grown in the picturesque vineyards of Beaujolais. The winemaking process involves a traditional maceration technique, resulting in a wine that is light-bodied, fruity, and exudes youthful charm. With its brilliant ruby color and aromas of fresh red berries, this Beaujolais Nouveau offers a lively and approachable style that is perfect for celebrating the arrival of the new vintage.
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