2019-09-27

L’Ancien Beaujolais

Category
Red 
Grapes
100 % Gamay 
Appellation
Beaujolais (AOC) 
Producer
Country
France 
Region
Beaujolais 
Size
750 ml 
Degree of alcohol
12 % 
Serving temperature
13-15 °C 
Available in these provinces
Québec, Alberta 
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  • Terroir
    Beaujolais l’Ancien: such a name announces old vines. Indeed, the black gamay with white juice that gives this wine has fifty years. The plots face south-west, 300 meters above sea level on clay-limestone soils.
  • Vinification and maturation
    The harvest is done manually. This wine is particularly good as it was produced with a blend of several vintages, with the Burgundian winemaking. Fermentation takes 3 weeks to 1 month. Breeding takes place until spring in wooden casks and cement tanks.
  • Features
    Color purple ruby. Aromas of red berries, licorice and white pepper. The tannins are soft. A harmonious wine, light in alcohol with good acidity. A gamay as it was formerly produced.
  • Food Pairings
    This wine is fresh and it goes great with pork tenderloin with cinnamon and cranberry, roast chicken, cheese and cold cuts. It deserves to be decanted in youth.
  • Medals / Press reviews
    "Star buy: Looking for a lighter style red to serve with pate or a plateful of charcuterie, Beaujolais makes the ideal lunchtime choice with its moderate alcohol. This is a traditional style Beaujolais with a hint of bubblegum aromas, lovely crunchy red fruit flavours with a fresh vibrant acid to keep the mouth fresh. Traditionally made from Gamay grapes grown on golden limestone soils (hence the name) in the village of Chamay north of Lyon." - Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman 30th Jan 2016
  • Terroir
    Beaujolais l’Ancien: such a name announces old vines. Indeed, the black gamay with white juice that gives this wine has fifty years. The plots face south-west, 300 meters above sea level on clay-limestone soils.
  • Vinification and maturation
    The harvest is done manually. This wine is particularly good as it was produced with a blend of several vintages, with the Burgundian winemaking. Fermentation takes 3 weeks to 1 month. Breeding takes place until spring in wooden casks and cement tanks.
  • Features
    Color purple ruby. Aromas of red berries, licorice and white pepper. The tannins are soft. A harmonious wine, light in alcohol with good acidity. A gamay as it was formerly produced.
  • Food Pairings
    This wine is fresh and it goes great with pork tenderloin with cinnamon and cranberry, roast chicken, cheese and cold cuts. It deserves to be decanted in youth.
  • Medals / Press reviews
    "Star buy: Looking for a lighter style red to serve with pate or a plateful of charcuterie, Beaujolais makes the ideal lunchtime choice with its moderate alcohol. This is a traditional style Beaujolais with a hint of bubblegum aromas, lovely crunchy red fruit flavours with a fresh vibrant acid to keep the mouth fresh. Traditionally made from Gamay grapes grown on golden limestone soils (hence the name) in the village of Chamay north of Lyon." - Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman 30th Jan 2016