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  • Côte de Brouilly

    Surface: 314 hectares

    Production in 2018: 16 750 hectolitres / approx. 2 000 000 bottles

    Soils: These complex soils are formed of seams of « blue stone » mingled with very resistant microdiorites and more friable shale. Almost two thirds of the vineyards are implanted on steep, stony slopes.

    Attributes
    : Generosity and elegance

    Aspect: Purple in colour

    Nose: Fresh grapes and iris flowers

    Palate: Delicate and tensile

    Characteristics: At the summit of Mont Brouilly, the veritable emblem of the appellation, the vines cover a small area across four communes: Saint-Lager,
    Odenas, Quincié, and Cercié. The wines of Côte de Brouilly are generous, with fine tannins and aromas evocative of pepper, with small macerated black berry fruits and mineral notes.

  • Fleurie

    Surface: 828 hectares

    Production in 2014: 42 457 hectolitres / approx. 5 500 000 bottles

    Soils: A terroir with an archetypal granitic soil, with over 90% of pink granite, with here and there variations in evolution and depth with the formation of clay strata. The landscape is also characterised by its very steep, sometimes dramatic inclines.

    Attributes: Elegance and voluptuousness

    Aspect: Carmine red

    Nose: Iris, violet, rose, red fruits and vine peaches

    Palate: Elegant, refined

    Characteristics: This appellation has the geographical particularity of sloping down from a ridge made up of a series of peaks: the fût d’Avenas, the Col
    de Durbize, the Col des Labourons, and the Pic Raymont. The mount of La Madone towers over the appellation offering a fabulous panorama over all the vineyards. It is situated entirely in the commune of Fleurie which owes its name to a Roman legionary.

  • Juliénas

    Surface: 573 hectares

    Production in 2018: 29 191 hectolitres / approx. 3 000 000 bottles

    Soils: The greater part of the soils consists of a line of “blue stone” formed from an amalgamation of slate and diorites. The slopes are extremely steep and mostly south facing, giving way to ancient alluvial plains and clay sub-soils to the east.

    Attributes
    : Minerality, freshness, elegance

    Aspect: Intense, deep ruby red

    Nose: Red fruits such as strawberry and redcurrant, cinnamon, and floral notes of violet and peony

    Palate: Strawberry, violet, cinnamon, redcurrant and peony

    Characteristics: Spread across 4 communes, mainly in the Rhône and partly in the Saône-et-Loire, this terroir benefits from good sunshine exposure. The average altitude varies between 230 and 430 metres in the extreme north-west. The vineyards probably have the greatest diversity of soils in all of Beaujolais: slate, diorites, sandstone and clay.

  • Morgon

    Surface: 1 101 hectares

    Production in 2018: 60 164 hectolitres / approx. 8 000 000 bottles

    Soils: Morgon extends over a large area, second only in size to Brouilly, which explains the wide diversity of its soils. Its three principal terroirs encompass
    granite soils on the hillsides from Villié-Morgon to Corcelette and St Joseph, seams of “blue stone” on the summit and the eastern slopes of the Côte du Py giving way progressively to the foothills with their ancient alluvial soils, and finally a curious ‘path’ of clay blocks covers the granite and winds its way along the ridgeway between Morcille and Douby.

    Attributes
    : Finesse and delicacy

    Aspect: Garnet red

    Nose: Ripe stone fruit

    Palate: Full bodied, rich, powerful, structured

    Characteristics: Dominated by the Mont du Py, this is the most sprawling of the Crus. The famous Côte du Py is composed of disintegrated slate. The wines offer aromas of stone fruits such as black cherry with notes of violet and kirsch. Their fine and elegant tannins augur excellent ageing potential.

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    The work of 120 wine growers, Régnié is the youngest of the Beaujolais crus! In fact, it wasn’t until 1988 that this appellation was officially recognised. But the baby of the family has got a lot to offer. Its favourable geographical location, in between its two brothers, Brouilly and Morgon, produces wines of a unique fruitiness.

    For those who would like to know more about the universe of wines, Régnié wines remain affordable and are an excellent way to gain a better understanding of Beaujolais crus.