Synopsis, Our Opinion: An OUTSTANDING Beaujolais we look forward to having again.
Producer/Winery: Louis-Benoit and his sister Claude-Emmanuelle Desvignes; Louis Claude Desvignes; Villie-Morgon, France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation: Morgon, Beaujolais, France.
Price: Unknown (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Leftover Thanksgiving dinner: oyster quiche with mushrooms.
Opened one-hour before drinking. Translucent, gorgeous dark ruby red color with the same color rim. Clearly identifiable barn-yard aroma. Very smooth, bright acidity, intense ripe cherry, cranberry, slight peppery spice and hints of licorice flavors that continued with tart, supple tannins in a fruity mouth-watering finish. WOW this was fresh and sumptuous Gamay wine and Vicky said it was “a glorious explosion of flavors in the mouth” and that says a lot for one who is usually only lukewarm on Beaujolais. Right from the first sniff this wine made a statement…FANTASTIC aroma that lasted through every pour, a HUGE quantity of elegant flavor and a finish that lingers and ends with bright acidity. Simply GREAT…it’s an OUTSTANDING Beaujolais and we look forward to having it again.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.