An unusual, lightly sparkling Gamay made by one of the best producers in Beaujolais. Low in alcohol, this a bit too easy to drink!
Jean-Paul Thévenet is one of the Gang of Four of Beaujolais (the others being Guy Breton, Jean Foillard and Marcel Lapierre) and perhaps best embodies the "old school" qualities that these winemakers have championed. ...Learn more
“This unusual red sparkling wine is simply mind-blowing! Fresh and fruity, I’ll definitely be drinking it as an aperitif this summer. Made from Gamay grapes, its sweetness and low alcohol level make it my must-have for parties & BBQ’s.”
“Beaujolais. Very pale crimson indeed. Lightly fizzy. Quite high residual sugar and the acid sits very distinctly from it. A novelty!”
“For years beaujolais was synonymous with the annual ‘nouveau’ run – that November dash to get the first crude bottled wines of vintage that reached its heights of hype in the 1980s. At the same time, a group of winemaker friends (Gang of Four: Marcel Lapierre, Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard) were conspiring to put beaujolais at the centre of a very different foodie fad. Eschewing chemicals in the vineyards and winery, they became the spiritual fathers of so-called ‘natural’ wine. The wines they made had an electric purity, a quality very much in evidence in Thévenet’s fun, unusual sparkling gamay, with its uninhibited raspberry juiciness.”
“Fun sparkling Beaujolais that really surprises people and great for a dinner party where people are less knowledgable about wines and used to a prosecco from Majestic. Great with a beetroot salad.”
A review of the 2011 vintage