Beaujolais Villages `La Vauxonne` Jacques Charlet 2016

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Domaine Jacques Charlet
Grape(s)
Gamay (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between Mâcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy. The only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. A small amount of Chardonnay is also grown. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest-lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.

Producer

Jean Loron was born in Chénas in 1711. He developed his business as a wine grower by vinifying specific `climats` of Beaujolais and of Burgundy. In 1821 his grandson Jean-Marie Loron developed the estate further and began a wine merchant business. His son Jacques succeeded him and merged his business with that of his father-in-law Charlet in 1852.The Charlet family, who had been wine merchants in Saint-Amour and Juliénas in the 18th century also owned the `Clos des Billards` at Saint-Amour.Nowadays, the business is managed by the eighth generation of the family. The quality and reliability of their wines are internationally renowned, their strong image of durability and longevity contributing to their excellent reputation.
Tasting Notes
A vibrant fruit packed Beaujolais from the superior Villages appellation with a fresh violets and mineral scented bouquet, ripe cherry flavours and hint of pepper. It is well balanced with generous red fruits and a supple fresh acidity on the finish.
Food
Enjoy a glass on its own or with cold cuts, salads with chicken or pork, coq au vin, and mild cheeses.