Beaujolais-Villages 2018

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.

89 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2018 vintage
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harvest note

The end of the growing cycle took place during the very hot, dry conditions that prevailed during the month of August. July had seen a few thundery rainstorms here and there, but these were very localized events. Overall, levels of summer rainfall was notably low in Beaujolais, the Maconnais and Chablis. Ripening, therefore, advanced slowly – by the end of August, the berries were still fairly firm, with thick skins. Some of the younger plants and those vines with inadequate hydric reserves suffered from a lack of water, but the main vineyards coped well with the dry conditions as these conditions had prevailed for several weeks already and the vines had learned to adapt to them. During the visits to the vineyards at the end of August, the grapes were in more or less perfect health, and that a generous harvest was promised.

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: 3.49
ACIDITY: 3.36 g/l
ABV: 13.35%
AGING: Stainless steel

points of distinction

  • Extended maceration ensures maximum extraction of color and tannins
  • The granitic and sandy soil has a high percent of manganese, producing rich Gamay.
  • about the grape +
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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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