Bright, crushed red fruit color, flavors and aromassupported by a fresh acidity and gentle tannins characterize this charming, modestly scaled wine which shows peppery notes on the clean, refreshing finish.
This plump, juicy wine has bright aromas and flavors of strawberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodied, with typically high acidity. Fruit is grown in the southern part of Beaujolais in soil that allows a light, fresh expression of Gamay. Beaujolais AOC covers 96 villages, but essentially 60 villages.
Beaujolais is the "fun" wine on most wine drinker's lists. It's not too heavy, it's very fruity, and it's very approachable even for non drinkers. It's the only red wine that actually benefits from being served slightly chilled (this seems to accentuate the fruitiness and encourages consumption in large quantities). Yet this is a wine complex enough to hold interest.
The wine itself is made via a process called carbonic maceration (whole berry fermentation). This enables winemakers to extract the juice with an absolute minimum of tannin; it is this lack of tannin that makes Beaujolais so easy to drink. Curiously enough, French law requires that all Beaujolais grapes be picked by hand. Beaujolais and Champagne are the only two regions subject to this quaint requirement.