Beaujolais: A real treat, in a dream decor.
Accredited in September 1937, the regional appellation of “Beaujolais” is the most emblematic and the most widespread. It makes up half of the entire region’s annual wine production. The area circles Le Bois d'Oingt and then lengthens down to the south towards Villefranche and along a ribbon of land that verges the Saône River up to La Chapelle-de-Guinchay, this is the only Beaujolais appellation that may use the "Guyot" pruning style along palisades, with the single or double canes pruned to a total of 6 to 8 eyes. Making the most of a legislative decision made in the 50s allowing the first anticipated release of wine onto the market, the Beaujolais range is rich in Nouveau wines. Beaujolais Nouveau is made using short vatting and a subtle dosage in the different stages of vinification. The result is the fresh, lip-smacking, aromatic and fruity characteristics that are behind the wine’s success. After Nouveau, Beaujolais waits for spring to give off all its fruity flavours and freshness making this the ideal wine to celebrate the return of bright sunny days with barbecues, picnics and al fresco meals.