To the south of the Côte Chalonnaise lies Beaujolais, with its red wines made from the Gamay grape, before crushing, giving the "bubble-gum" fruit flavours classically associated with Beaujolais. Often listed as Burgundy, due in part to its close proximity, cynics may have some justification in the belief that Beaujolais is merely trying to ride on the coat-tails of something much superior. As the craze for Nouveau has come to a well-deserved end, this is a region which finds itself in some difficulty. The potential for producing good things is clearly there, but few fulfil it.
Bottle 37.5cl £9.22
Bottle 75cl £14.74
Beautifully pure, floral nose. On the palate a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stonefruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like a vein through the wine, which has a long, crisp, slighty nutty finish. Exemplary Blanc de Blancs and great apéritif style.
Deliciously precise with high toned citrus fruit providing thrilling focus...more
Bottle 75cl £32.00
Golden in colour with fine bubbles. Rich scents of biscuit, brioche, honey, yellow plum, grapefruit and butter. Citrus, plum and grapefruit flavours on the palate with zesty lemon peel, notes of honey and yeast, all underpinned with mouthwatering acidity. Elegant, fruity and rich, with a very long length.more
Bottle 75cl £27.60
Bottle 75cl £8.50