Glorious Gamay

'Charming, fruity, so drinkable': all descriptions of Beaujolais wines, particularly over recent vintages, writes Robert Boutflower. In fact, there’s hardly been a vintage not listed as ‘excellent’ in our eyes since 2008!

The resurgence of Beaujolais, wines made with flair and enthusiasm by a raft of young winemakers is gratifying after the dog-days of mass-production and hackneyed ‘nouveau’. It’s a delightful region, with soft rolling hills and pretty villages dotted along the slopes. Gamay (a member of the vast Pinot family of grape varieties) is all-powerful here, the granitic sub-soils lend a poise and intensity to the grape, particularly in these recent, warmer years. There’s complexity too, as growers look north towards Burgundy and realise that quality and concentration are as prized as the traditional soft, quaffing styles.

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  1. Beaujolais, Jacques Charlet
    Beaujolais, Jacques Charlet 2017
    Gamay 13.0% Vol
    Beaujolais > Beaujolais AOC
    This juicy and very drinkable Beaujolais comes from a well established vineyard owner and merchant...
    £9.80 per bottle
  2. Fleurie, Andre Colonge
    Fleurie, Domaine André Colonge et Fils 2016
    Gamay 13.0% Vol
    Beaujolais > Fleurie & The Crus
    A floral, pretty nose is followed by a lush, ample palate with very juicy, strawberry fruit lifted...
    £15.20 per bottle
    • £13.30 3 or more
  3. Beaujolais Villages, Remi Benon - half
    Beaujolais Villages, Rémi Benon 2017 - Half
    Gamay 13.0% Vol
    Beaujolais > Beaujolais AOC
    Plenty of redcurrant and plum fruit here, with a fine line of acidity that lifts the wine bringing...
    £7.20 per bottle
    • £6.40 6 or more
  4. Chenas, Remi & Paola Benon
    Chénas, Rémi Benon 2017
    Gamay 13.0% Vol
    Beaujolais > Fleurie & The Crus
    A ripe, round wine full of luscious raspberry fruit with some juicy tannins. This has great...
    £12.90 per bottle
    • £11.30 3 or more
  5. Beaujolais Explorer Case - Half Dozen
    Beaujolais Explorer Case - Half Dozen
    An often over-looked region, this case offers a chance to explore the delights of an area with much...
    £80.80 per case
  6. Glorious Gamay - Half Dozen
    Glorious Gamay - Half Dozen
    Charming, fruity, so drinkable; all descriptions of Beaujolais wines, particularly over recent...
    £69.00 per case
    £75.80 per case -9.86

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