Few wine regions in the world have undergone the remarkable transformation that has happened in Beaujolais over the last two decades. A region once dependent on mass produced brands (think big flowery labels) and gimmicks (most Beaujolais Nouveau), Beaujolais is now officially the epicentre of everything cool in the world of wine. Anything that cool should usually be approached with a little trepidation, but in this case you need not worry, as we’ve chosen three wines which perfectly reflect modern Beaujolais in terms of style, flavour and ethos.
Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais Rosé 2019
You can’t do anything these days without a rosé in it, so here it is. We jest. This pale, subtle yet juicy rosé is fully deserving of its inclusion based on pure deliciousness. Crisp, dry, berry-ish and charming, it is both a perfect aperitif and an all-day wine.
Domaine Paul-Henri Thillardon, Chénas 'Les Carrieres' 2019
A wonderfully pure, refined and elegant Chenas from one of the exciting producers in all of Beaujolais. A relative newcomer to the organic/natural scene, but you’d never know it- Paul-Henri’s wines have a fantastic precision and lightness of touch.
Jean Foillard Morgon ‘Cuvee Corcelette’ 2019
Legend, master, pioneer. You’ll usually find at least one of these words attached to the name of Jean Foillard, and rightly so. His Cote de Py is arguably the more celebrated of his top wines, but we’ve got a serious crush on his Corcelette - a more delicate, supple yet racy expression, compared to Py’s power and depth.