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  • White Beaujolais

    Surface : 178 hectares

    Production in 2014 : 10 234 hl / 1 364 500 bottles

    Soils: In the southern part of this the vastest of the Beaujolais appellations, we find soils of marl and rock from the secondary era such as sandstone, white limestone, gryphaea (or fossil) limestone and golden stone. Further east, large outcrops of volcanic rock and shale can be seen, with ancient rock formations occurring on the whole of the eastern side bordering the Crus up to the edge of the Macon region.

    Whites: Beautifully golden in colour, the white wines are appreciated for their soft freshness, offering generous fruit and intense pleasure. Aromas of white fleshed fruits and citrus fruit on the nose complement the fullness of the palate with its agreeable finish.

    Characteristics: This is a regional appellation whose production zone covers all the 91 communes of the Beaujolais vineyards, making it the largest of the AOCs. Situated mainly to the south between Arbresle and Belleville, it also includes a few parcels along the eastern side almost as far as Saint-Amour.

  • Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé

    Production : 4 900 hl / 653 000 bouteilles

  • Red Beaujolais Nouveau

    Production 2014 : 130 000 hl / 17 000 0000 bouteilles

  • Beaujolais Rosé

    Surface : 217 hectares

     

    Production in 2014: 10 600 hl / 1 413 300 bottles

    Soils: In the southern part of this the vastest of the Beaujolais appellations, we find soils of marl and rock from the secondary era such as sandstone, white limestone, gryphaea (or fossil) limestone and golden stone. Further east, large outcrops of volcanic rock and shale can be seen, with ancient rock formations occurring on the whole of the eastern side bordering the Crus up to the edge of the Macon region.

    Rosés
    : Delicate and mouth-watering, the rosés offer a lovely gleaming colour. On the nose they are fragrant and aromatic, expressing a wide range of red fruit and citrus fruit aromas. Fresh and appealing, they are wines of pure enjoyment.

    Characteristics: This is a regional appellation whose production zone covers all the 91 communes of the Beaujolais vineyards, making it the largest of the AOCs. Situated mainly to the south between Arbresle and Belleville, it also includes a few parcels along the eastern side almost as far as Saint-Amour.

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  • Beaujolais Nouveau True or False

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