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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.
Unlike other appellations, don’t try looking for a place called “Moulin à Vent” on the map because you won’t find it! The vineyards that produce this appellation are in the villages of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas. So, where does the name come from?
Let’s look back at the history of Moulin-à-Vent wines, a rather special Beaujolais cru.
Juliénas wines grow across the southern and south-eastern slopes of Mont du Bessay, which has a wealth of different terroirs! This hillside is divided into zones of granitic, sedimentary and “rotten rock” soils, which is what makes it possible to store these Beaujolais crus for several years without any loss of quality.
Subtly spicy, this appellation lives up to its name, which it gets from...
Brouilly is the flagship wine of the Lyon region and its vineyards are the most extensive in the Beaujolais winegrowing area. It has been an appellation d’origine controlee since 1938. Brouilly expresses a wealth of incredible flavors that appeal to amateur wine lovers and oenology experts alike.
Forget the stereotypes! No, Beaujolais isn’t just an aperitif wine or a wine to serve with charcuterie-based meals. Actually, Beaujolais wines have plenty of surprises up their sleeve. With a varied choice of flavors, you’ll easily find the perfect bottle to accompany every course from starter to dessert. Read on...
The Beaujolais appellation has officially existed since 1937! Since its creation it has mainly been known both in France and abroad for its young or primeur wines. Wines stamped AOC Beaujolais are rich in flavours, always ready to surprise you and are often the subject of passionate and heated debate.
It's high time to shed light on the mystery surrounding this appellation, as well as challenging preconceptions about this emblematic French wine. Here is everything you always wanted to know about Beaujolais but didn’t dare ask!