Terroir

ETERNAL BEAUJOLAIS
Extending along 55 Km from south to north, the Beaujolais region is located between Lyon and Mâcon. Sliding down from the last foothills of the Massif Central on the West, the region offers eastwards a wonderful view on the Saône River plain. In Beaujolais, vines follow closely the magnificent slopes of the hills, changing their colours with the seasons. They enjoy so the best of the early sunshine, and avoid too much humidity. But even more important are the various soils in which their roots dive deep, as well as the climate of this region, perfectly adapted to the specific grape variety grown here: the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc.
Eternal Beaujolais
Eternal Beaujolais
Eternal Beaujolais
Eternal Beaujolais
WINES SEGMENTATION
These various soils explain the 3 levels of the appellations: 2 regional wines "Beaujolais" and "Beaujolais Villages", and then the 10 Crus, detailed by their terroirs.Regional Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages can be drunk very young, as of 3d Thursday of November (and named then "Primeur" or "Nouveau"), but also enjoyed all year long, like Beaujolais Royal, including summer time, when the fruity flavours and cool service temperature are particularly appreciated.It can be also produced in rosé (from the Gamay grape, as well), and in white, but then from the Chardonnay grape.The 10 Crus specify their precise origin: Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié, and Saint-Amour. The soils are often granitic, instead of usually limestone and clay in the regionals. Their smaller production per vine, also, allows often deeper colours, a more full body style, and more concentrated aromas, but with still a possibility of enjoying them young, due to rather low tannin levels, while they can age as well for over 5 years.
Wines Segmentation
Wines Segmentation

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