Red Beaujolais Villages

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Surface: 4 209 hectares

Production in 2014: 199 321 hectolitres / approx. 26 576 000 bottles

Soils: The land here is very steep, sometimes up to a 50% incline. The vines which cling to these slopes face east south east on granite and sandy soils with some volcanic sedimentary rock.

Reds
: The ‘Villages’ red wines exist in a great diversity of fruity wines with more complexity and structure than the simple Beaujolais. They are harmonious, focussed and well-structured with expressive aromas of red fruits. They can be appreciated whilst young but also possess good ageing
potential.

Characteristics
: These ruggedly steep vineyards, facing east south east at between 200 and 500 metres altitude, surround the 10 Crus of the northern area. There are as many terroirs as there are villages…. Falling between the Beaujolais and the Crus, this range can be appreciated young, or after several years bottle ageing.

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