The Beaujolais is actually the southernmost part of Burgundy. Unique to the Beaujolais is the dominance of one single grape, the Gamay noir à jus blanc. Gamay is Beaujolais and Beaujolais is Gamay! Terroir and grape form a perfect match in the Beaujolais region and to maintain this quality the Gamay grape is the only permitted grape for red Beaujolais.
All of the Beaujolais crus come from the north of the region. A region with rolling hills, poor granite soils and a favorable climate. Only with the Gamay and a terroir, you still have no Beaujolais. The third important factor is the winemaker. GrandCruStore has been very selective. The result: a number of affordable quality wines from Beaujolais.
In addition to red wine a - increasingly but still very limited - white Beaujolais is produced. Firmly in the tradition of the Bourgogne Chardonnay grape. These are typically refreshing, spicy wines without the chubby structure of many crus from Burgundy.
The gamay is finally used for a small production of rose wines. Fresh fruity, often with hints of strawberry or raspberry and a sweet edge.
Deeply red colored. A nice Brouilly style, soft en fruity with hints of rasberries and cherries. Good acidity and lenth, full of character and ability for ageing. Two stars in the Guide Hachette.
£10,08 per bottle
Warm red colored with some purple reflexes. An aroma of ripe cherries, supple and firm but still elegant with ripe fruit and a hint of vanilla. The finish is fresh and fruity with a light acidity.
£10,39 per bottle
Dark ruby red. Nose of black berries with flower tones. The mouth is complex and represents the terroir. A subtle palet of autumn leaves, cacao and herbs. A firm and structured wine.
£11,14 per bottle
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