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Beaujolais Villages 2012

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

The Beaujolais hills, reaching up to 1,000 metres in altitude, have sublime viticultural landscapes to offer. In the northern part, where the ten village crus are situated, the combination of schist and granite soils and a semi-continental climate give ideal conditions for cultivating Gamay.

Winemaking

The producers Faiveley are in partnership with entrust them with wines from rigorously selected plots. The harvest is vinifed by these producers and the wine is then raised in vats for around ten months.

Vintage Information

The 2012 vintage was a big challenge for the winemakers in Beaujolais where frost and hail halved the crop. The summer weather was changeable but there was sufficient sunshine and warm temperatures to ripen the grapes particularly in the final weeks before the harvest began on 7th September. The 2012 vintage is an attractive one to drink and enjoy, it is very Beaujolais in style – aromatic and lighter in body than in recent years.

Tasting Note

This wine has delicate floral scents on the nose. On the palate, it proves to be solid and firmly structured by the strength of its tannins which give it interesting cellaring potential. Its structure is nicely balanced by the Gamay’s elegance, which gives it a certain complexity and allows it to accompany a wide range of dishes.

Food Pairing

Grilled Red Meats, Cheese

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 16º-18ºC

Beaujolais and Mâconnais
100% Gamay
Cork

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