A friend told me about ReWine – Wine Merchant @ the Vic Market
The wine in point was this bottle of: Beaujolais Village 2019.
This wine may be a bit of a surprise to most people that have tried Beaujolais nouveau, and think, that’s what it’s all about. Just simple, glugable, fruit juice. (This is not simply juice, this is a wine!!!)
This is a very serious Beaujolais Village, for me this wine demands food. Quite juicy with delicious acid laced with dried cherries leads the attack.
On the first entry, there is wonderful acid that hits the front palate and fills the mouth with bright dried fruit.
As the wine opens up the acid lends itself to firm but silky tannins. with a delicious strawberry acid finish.
My friend was right, this is one of the best Beaujolais I have tried for some time, and at $25 bucks it’s a steal. It does not state on the bottle where the wine comes from.
However, there is good acidity that blends with the long juicy finish and soft tannins, which for me has hints of limestone in the background.
Beaujolais Villages, wines are considered to be of a higher quality than those of the straight Beaujolais appellation.
Beaujolais is delicious on release but the best Beaujolais, especially from the top Beaujolais Crus, age beautifully…some for 10 years or more.
The 10 Crus, from North to South are:
St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Each one has its own personality.
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