Last stop: Beaujolais

I couldn’t help but like the vignerons that I met in Beaujolais.  The region immediately appeared more accessible and the level of enthusiasm for this mostly unloved region more palpable.  Here, we visited the Cave du Château de ChĂ©nas, Cave du Château des Loges and the Vignerons des Pierres DorĂ©es. A view from Mt Brouilly.Continue reading “Last stop: Beaujolais”

Walter Jomain Le Puits du Besson Beaujolais Supérieur 2012

Beaujolais serves much the same function at home as the wines of Chinon.  When it’s good it is a refreshing and moreish wine that suits lunch and the warmer months.  This particular Beaujolais is a good one.  Its aromatics remind of crisp strawberries and raspberries.  The palate is also crisp, but not too crisp, withContinue reading “Walter Jomain Le Puits du Besson Beaujolais SupĂ©rieur 2012”

Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011

Beaujolais, a part of Burgundy in name rather than perhaps reputation, faces its share of criticism, much of it deserved. That does not mean however the region cannot produce tasty wine.  It can.  This wine for example is enjoyable; more or less exactly what I am seeking in a Beaujolais.  It is a medium intensityContinue reading “Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011”