Beaujolais-Villages takes its name from a number of wine-producing villages located in the area of Beaujolais which have long been identified for the superior quality of their wine. In this instance “superior” refers to greater complexity in bouquet, higher concentration and deeper flavor. Its distinctive character sets a kind of middle ground for Beaujolais with its unique, casual charm and the prestigious top ten cru wines to the north. If one could compare a glass of joyful Beaujolais to Mozart’s Cherubino, then Beaujolais-Villages would be Figaro, more mature, worldly and self-assured. This is perhaps that ideal, multipurpose red wine we all look for.
This Beaujolais-Villages displays a deep, luminous cherry color, red with bluish tints. The bouquet offers ripe red fruit character, suggesting strawberry and black currant, with a touch of cinnamon. Velvet-like in the mouth, with soft tannins, it is well-balanced and complete. a wine which lends itself to all occasions, from the apéritif to the cheese board.