Wine Enthusiast -Beaujolais, France - ""This dense and fruity wine was made by Burgundy negociant Louis Jadot. Rich cherry fruits have a balance between dry tannins and juicy fruitiness. Drink this ripe wine now.""
Beaujolais-Villages wines offer excellent value to both connoisseurs and those just discovering red wine. Beaujolais-Villages can be complex and elegant – and, like most Beaujolais wines, they are easy to drink, fresh-tasting and relatively light-bodied.
Throughout the northern part of France’s Beaujolais region, 38 villages have been recognized for producing wines superior to those of the larger Beaujolais region. Their wines are entitled to the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. Their sunny and well-drained hillsides are ideally suited to growing and ripening Gamay, the red grape of Beaujolais.
The red Gamay grape makes the light, refreshing wines of the Beaujolais region.
The wines range from the juicy, quaffable Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine to be released from each year’s harvest; to Beaujolais-Villages, wines from 38 notable towns in Beaujolais; to Cru Beaujolais, the most complex wines from 10 towns that carry the Cru classification.
All Gamay wines are generally fresh and lively, filled with bright fruit flavors and perfumed aromas. They are meant to be enjoyed young, and often benefit from a slight chill, making them a great option for warm-weather red wine.