Beau! Beaujolais Rose 2020

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Tasting Notes

Crisp and clean with refreshing acidity, the Beau! strikes a nice balance of fruity strawberry notes with a saline minerality on the finish.

WINE INFORMATION

The story begins more than 300 years ago with Jean Loron in the village of Chénas, in the heart of the steep hills of Beaujolais. Unlike his parents who worked in different types of farming (including vineyards) like so many farmers did at that time, Jean decided to specialize in viticulture. He started by vinifying some category 1 “lieux-dits” or named parcels (future “climats”) in Beaujolais and Burgundy, with the aim of obtaining the perfect raw material to create superior quality wines.

In 1821 the mayor of Chénas, Jean-Marie Loron, began exporting the wines of Beaujolais and Mâcon around the world. After taking over the business some years later, Jean-Marie’s son married one of the daughters of the Charlet family in 1852. Her family owned the Clos de Billards vineyard in Saint Amour and, following the marriage, the two businesses merged. By the 1900’s the Loron family was one of the most famous négotiants in Beaujolais, with holdings in almost all of the famous crus. Unlike other négotiants, however, the individual domaines continued to produce their wine independently using the traditional methods they always used. Six generations later, this venerable family is still firmly rooted in the region and still producing outstanding Beaujolais. The individual domaines are run by Xavier and Gregory Barbet. Each winery is run independently and the wines are bottled at each domaine: Domaine des Billards, Château de Fleurie, X. & N. Barbet, and Château de la Pierre. Loron has many relationships with growers throughout Beaujolais and Mâcon and they have purchased fruit for many generations from the same families for the Beau! 

Almost a century later in 1821, his grandson Jean-Marie, aware of the wines’ potential, took over the estate and decided to set up his business in Pontanevaux, not far from the railway. The historical capital of Beaujeu still retains important artefacts and heritage from the Lords of Beaujeu, who gave their name to the region.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Dessert (fruit), Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Just for Cocktailing

Color/Type:
Rose
Origin:
France, Burgundy , Beaujolais
Grape Varietal:
100% Gamay
Eco-friendly:
Sustainable
Price:
$14.00 each
  bottle(s)