Beaujolais

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A French region just south of Bourgogne that's devoted to Gamay-based wines. Most Beaujolais are simple, rustic reds, but the 10 Crus offer exceptional quality.

Light-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Pomegranate

  • Blackberry Bramble

  • Violet

  • Potting Soil

  • Banana

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Light
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium Low
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeAroma Collector
  • Decant No
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $19.00

Food Pairing

Given its high acidity and lower tannin, Beaujolais is one of few red wines that can span the gamut of main courses from barbecue beef to cedar-planked salmon.

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