Individual cru analysis and top-scoring wines for:
Saint-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas 2018
There is plenty to celebrate from the 2018 vintage in Beaujolais with many of the region’s crus producing outstanding wines after a hot, dry growing season.
Andy Howard MW looks at what to expect from the 2018 wines coming from Saint-Amour, Régnié, Juliénas and Chénas, and highlights some producers to look out for.
A very small cru which is rarely seen, Chénas is named after the forests of oak which used to dominate the land here.
Quite full-bodied, earthy wines with more tannins evident, this is balanced by pronounced floral notes of rose and iris.
Domaine Piron-Lameloise produce a wine from quartz-rich soils which is always worth seeking out.