It's that time of year when thoughts turn to Beaujolais Nouveau, but have you considered the oen of the 10 crus for a more upmarket approach to the region's wines...?
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For a long time now, the area’s reputation has been somewhat focused on the fun, fruity Beaujolais Nouveau, stealing the limelight from the region’s best quality wines.
The crus of Beaujolais (the 10 highest quality areas, all in the north of the region) can offer exceptional value, especially compared to similarly priced Burgundy. The best ones demonstrate minerality, intensity, freshness and structure akin to decent Burgundy. Decanter’s tasting team have selected some of the best cru Beaujolais that will help you look beyond Nouveau.
Cru Beaujolais to try:
Always a name to trust in Beaujolais, the organically farmed Domaine Marcel Lapierre is now run by daughter Camille and…
From a 2.5 hectare vineyard with an average vine age of 45 years, the use of 70% whole bunch fermentation…
Built in 1630, this Château was bought by an already well-established vigneron, Pierre Perrachon, in 1973. Today, Pierre-Yves and his…
Lashings of cherry and strawberry fruit with some hints of blackberries in the background...
This rustic Morgon from Domaine Flache-Sornay spends a long time on the skins before being matured for 10 months...
The 10 crus of Beaujolais:
- Côte de Brouilly