Louis Max Beaujoulais-Villages 2018

$29.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

TERROIR

The Beaujolais vineyard is located in the South of the Burgundy region. The Beaujolais Villages area is located in the north part of the region where the granitic soil is perfect for the Gamay grape.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Gamay

WINEMAKING

Manual harvest with grape sorting before the vinification. Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.

WINE TASTING

Deep garnet red in colour. In the nose, aromas of red berries, especially strawberry. Fresh and fruity in the mouth, it is a well-balanced wine.

FOOD PAIRING

Pairs well with light dishes, and grilled red meats, like barbecues. Also goes well with fruit pies.

SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND AGEING

Wine to be served slightly chilled at 12°C. This wine is better enjoyed when it is young.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Gamay
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Brand Louis Max
Vintage 2017

Wines from Beaujolais

The Beaujolais region is in the southern part of Burgundy or the central-right part of France near the Swiss city of Geneva. While administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine region, the climate is closer to Rhône and the wine is sufficiently individual in character to be considered separate from Burgundy and Rhône.

Beaujolais is synonymous with the Gamay grape, as that is almost all of what they make there. Gamay is a red grape with thin skins and so produces red wine with low tannins. Gamay from the region also tends to be very light-bodied for a red wine and relatively high in acidity.

The region is also renowned internationally for it’s use of carbonic maceration. This is a winemaking technique where whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing. Normally, wines are crushed to free the pulp and juice which is then fermented with yeast to convert the sugars into alcohol. Wines that are made by carbonic maceration are fruity and are very low in tannins as they haven’t had as much skin contact. Wines are also ready to drink quickly but lack the structure for long-term aging.

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