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beaujolais villages 2017

beaujolais, france

 

VARIETAL: 100% Gamay

VINEYARD: Near the villages of Emeringes and Vauxrenard; old vines, 50-80 years; sandy granite soil on steep slope; southern exposure

FARMING PRACTICES: Cultivated entirely by hand, due to steep slopes; vines bush-trained in goblet form; hand-harvested

WINEMAKING: 10 day, whole grape carbonic maceration

AGING: 4 months in vats

TASTING NOTES: Aromatic and versatile wine, with soft tannins.