Beaujolais stands apart from the rest of Burgundy in more ways than one. It produces more wine than the rest of the region put together and its soil (sandy clay over granite) is perfectly suited to the Gamay grape variety, which is grown in preference to the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay found further north. In common with many wine regions the world over, the last twenty years have seen a surge in quality and an interest in producing distinctive, characterful wines. Beaujolais used to be known for cheap, confected reds, but these days outstanding producers are making wines that are much more classy, with fine structure, delicious fresh raspberry fruit and (sometimes) great ageing potential. What they all have in common is drinkability. Modern Beaujolais is approachable, tasty and thirst-quenching, especially served slightly chilled.

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Beaujolais - a chosen few from us

Régnié 'Grain & Granit' 2017, Charly Thévenet


Charly started making wine in Régnié (a cru adjacent to Morgon) in 2007, because he felt that it was an underrated appellation with massive potential. He uses small yields from old vines, farming with organic and biodynamic methods.

Wild Soul 2017, Julien Sunier

£21 Case of 12 £226.80

From Julien Sunier, Beaujolais' most exciting young producer, comes this epic Beaujolais-Villages. Made with old vine Gamay grown in some of the region's best sites, but labelled as Beaujolais-Villages and sold at a superb price. This wine is naturally made, not using any sulphur during vilification or bottling.

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