#newwinethisweek Week 11 – Gamay, Beaujolais

Mike from www.pleasebringmemywine.com has chosen Gamay from Beaujoais as the wine choice for week 11 and I encourage you to read his intro here:

http://pleasebringmemywine.com/2014/03/17/nwtw-week-11-beaujolais-from-wellbeaujolais/

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Not so long ago I wrote an article about Beaujolais (it won the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge!) so rather than a re-hash, have a read by following this link:

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2013/10/13/desole-beaujolais-mwwc4/

 

For years I derided Beaujolais without really giving it a chance – I was guilty of being a wine snob. But that has changed and I know admit that Beaujolais deserves its place at the top table of French wine. To discover (or rediscover) it for yourself, here are a few recommendations to go with Mike’s selections:

 

Luis Jadot are a Burgundy negotiant with good quality across the range:

Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2012 (Tesco £10.99 – if you get there by Tuesday you can get it for £7.99!)

 

The Fleurie Cru produces some of the more delicate wines in Beaujolais:

Louis Jadot Fleurie Poncereau 2009 (Tesco £14.99)

Bouchard Pere et Fils Fleurie 2010 (Waitrose £11.99)

 

For a bit more structure try Moulin au Vent:

M&S Moulin au Vent “Petit Chene” 2010 (M&S £12.99)

 

And if you really want to learn about Beaujolais then pay a visit to the marvellous website of Beaujolais & Beyond and order a mixed case (they also carry a magnificent selection of white Burgundy from Macon)

http://beaujolaisandbeyond.co.uk

 

So pick up a bottle and don’t forget to leave a comment and a score on Mike’s blog site.

 

Cheers and enjoy!

 

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