THE BEAUJOLAIS REGION
The Beaujolais region extends across 50 km from South to North, between Lyon and Macon.
Enjoying the maximum amount of sunshine, the vines are never grown in the flatlands but always on the slopes of the numerous hills that characterize the landscape of Beaujolais.
This exposure, combined with quality soils, allows for the production of wines of an incredible diversity, which are all pleasing to the palate.”The most sensual of the vineyards”, according to ‘Revue du Vin’ (Wine Magazine), is planted on 73 different soil types, which allow Black Gamay (red and rosé) and Chardonnay (white wines) to express all their ranges.
In the South, the AOP Beaujolais (PDO Beaujolais) is grown on soils where clay and granite prevail, hence opulent and sweet wines are produced.
In the north, Beaujolais Villages AOP are grownmainly on granite that produce wines specific to each village and soil.
Within these PDOs, ‘Beaujolais Nouveau’ is a “young” wine: black Gamay with its white juice gives excellent young “nouveau” wines. Selling them as soon as vinification is over has been authorized since 1951. ‘Beaujolais Nouveau’ is now internationally-renowned, it is a global event: every third Friday in November, ‘Beaujolais Nouveau’ starts being sold and drunk, providing the opportunity to celebrate a congenial popular wine and contribute to the fame of the Beaujolais vineyard.
Discover our selection of the Beaujolais Region wines.