Beaujolais-Villages 2016

Region: France / Burgundy / Beaujolais
Grapes: 100% Gamay

Grapes are sourced from the finest vineyards within the Beaujolais-Villages appellation in northern Beaujolais. Louis Jadot practices the quality-driven “replis” method, whereby grapes of higher classifications from the 10 famed Beaujolais Cru villages are added to elevate the blend. The area’s granite and sandy subsoils contain a high percentage of manganese, which produces an especially deep and rich expression of Gamay. Grapes are handpicked in whole bunches and traditional Burgundian methods are used for vinification.

91 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

Burgundy’s 2016 began with fickle weather in spring, including frost and hailstorms that demanded a reinforced presence at the vines. Thankfully the chaotic start had no impact on quality of the vintage. Splendid summer conditions followed, bringing ideal conditions for ripening. In the weeks leading up to harvest, the vines benefited from hot, sunny days and cooler nights that allowed for optimum maturity and superb grape quality. The Beaujolais shows good colors and ripe fruit flavors.

tasting note

This crisp, fruit-forward, juicy wine has expressive aromas and flavors of ripe red berries, with nice weight in the mouth.

food pairing

Light red meats and grilled or roasted white meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Beaujolais-Villages
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 3.29 g/L
ABV: 12.7%
AGING: Stainless steel

points of distinction

  • In the Haut Beaujolais (the northern Beaujolais) granitic and sandy soil has a high percentage of manganese, producing an especially deep, rich Gamay.
  • Extended maceration ensures maximum extraction of color and tannins.
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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