The terroir of northern Beaujolais is widely considered to be one of the best in the world for growing the Gamay grape variety. While most Beaujolais Villages wines are made for immediate consumption, some of the best examples can be cellared for up to five years.
Domaine Lupé Cholet Bois des Chenes Beaujolais-Villages 2015
Product Code: 10135/15
Beaujolais is back! Not the sweet fruity Beaujolais nouveau but the more serious brand pleasurable wines of Beaujolais-Villages such as this. These are possibly the best gamays on the planet. Wonderful on its own or a great match to a variety of foods. Some experts are saying this good be the best vintage in 100 years.
Beaujolais Villages is the appellation for red, white and rosé wines from an area made up of 38 villages in the north of the Beaujolais region.
Grapes: 100% Gamay
Soil: The vineyard is located in the village of Blacé, Rhône department, North of Lyon. The soils are granite sands on granite base-rock. The vines are on the hill with an Eastern exposure.
Alcohol: 12.5 % VOL
Wine making: Beaujolais method with semi-carbonic maceration (whole bunch fermentation under CO2 to reduce oxygenation to produce a fruity but softly tannic wine, then traditional yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats )
Our Tasting notes: It has a deep ruby-red colour. It has fine floral nose with red and black fruits (strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. Very fleshy and smooth on the palate, it has a full, well-balanced body. Nice softly tannic finish. Great expression of Gamay from Beaujolais.
Serving suggestions: Serve at 15°C with hot or cold red meat dishes, barbecues, poultry and fine cheeses.
Cellaring potential: Enjoy now or keep for 2 to 5 years.