Beaujolais Blog Bonanza! We can't get enough!
Beaujolais has been a hit at Flatiron wines since we opened.
It's the perfect wine for us -- or the perfect wineS, since really, Beaujolais means a so many different things--from the festive Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais wines we like to crush with friends, to the beautifully expressive Beaujolais Villages, right on up to the exceptional, terroir-specific Crus.
Jeff wrote a series on those 10 Crus a few years back, which became a go-to source of information.
But despite all the questions we've gotten over the years, we've never written a series on the Broader picture of Beaujolais. So we're doing that now!
The first post is up: An Introduction to Beaujolais--everything we think you need to know to enjoy Beaujolais as much as us! It's got just enough on the history of the region, the grape, the terroirs and cultural context to help situate these beautiful wines in the broader world of wine.
If you're a newbie to Beaujolais, we think it's everything you need to know to start taking the dive. And if you're an old Beaujolais hand, it may be a decent refresher or, perhaps, even the source of a few interesting new tidbits.
But reading about Beaujolais without tasting it wouldn't be much fun, would it? So here are three wines, one from each of the main levels, Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, and Beaujolais Cru, that for us embody all Beaujolais' myriad charms.
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From Jean-Paul Brun's oldest vines in south Beaujolais, this is vinified using traditional Burgundian techniques. Silky minerality with a structured, spicy core that will not disappoint down the road.
Lapalu is an old-guard natural winemaker whose wines have beauty and soul. His '19s are silly delicious, and generously priced. Don't hesitate!
Dubois is rightfully revered for crafting Fleuries of such silky filigree and deceptive depth that Côte d'Or comparisons are practically compulsory, but with 'Cocottes', her mirthful masterpiece of juicy, chill-it-down vin de soif, the mojo is strictly bojo.