Gamay may be considered inferior to Pinot Noir in Burgundy’s most famous vineyards, but further south in Beaujolais it is a different story. Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais and in truth is not found outside the region to any significant extent. But in Beaujolais, it is king. Wines made from Gamay can be light, fresh and fruity or altogether more weighty and serious. In the the specific villages of Beaujolais such as Morgon, Fleurie, Brouilly, Régnié and Moulin-à-Vent a whole host of new and exciting producers are now making great examples of the latter. These are ageworthy, serious wines which are delicious, especially lightly chilled.
From Julien Sunier, Beaujolais' most exciting young producer, comes this one-off special. Made with old vine Gamay grown in some of the region's best sites, but labelled as plain non-vintage Vin de France and sold at a bargain price. All the fruit comes from the 2016 vintage.