FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS
LIGHT-BODIED, CARBONIC, RED FRUIT, STONE FRUIT, EARTH, SMOKE, BLACK PEPPER, NEUTRAL OAK
Fresh, juicy, and a touch rustic carbonic 100% Gamay from Chateau Cambon, a joint venture between the epically (yes, epically) celebrated estates of Marcel Lapierre and Joseph Chamonard (both are considered fathers of the natural wine movement) to produce amazing, completely natural Beaujolais. Grapes are sourced from vineyards located between Morgon and Fleurie.
Unfiltered, unfined, and unsulphured.
FOOD PAIRING: Chill It a Little & Drink Straight Up
FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS : CHÉNAS
LIGHT-MED-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, RASPBERRY, CRANBERRY, WET STONE, EARTH, NO OAK
The smallest (in terms of land) and perhaps least well-known of the Beaujolais “crus,” Chénas produces some great inexpensive wines that prove the depth and weight gamay can carry.
This example from Domaine des Bruyères has lots of red/black fruit and fresh acidity, but goes beyond the "easy drinking" category, offering stony minerality and firm, yet gentle, medium tannins.
ECOLOGY : Sustainable; from 40-year-old vines
PAIRING : Pulled Pork Sandwiches
DRINKING WINDOW : Enjoy now (with a slight chill, if you want) or keep and see how it evolves in a few years!
FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS : BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES
LIGHT-MED-BODIED, RED FRUIT, CHERRY COLA, BUBBLE GUM, BLUEBERRY, EARTH, CARBONIC, NO OAK
ECOLOGY: Organic, Low Sulfite
France : Beaujolais
LIGHT-BODIED, RIPE RED BERRIES, CRISP, FLORAL, SAVORY, NO OAK
If this wine was an emotion, it’d be happy. Full of youth and airy berry aromatics, the nose is more than welcoming. The palate is fruity though light acidity teeters between notes of strawberry and savory cherry tomato. Touch of sweetness on the end, because, well... it is Beaujolais afterall.