Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages
The wines of Beaujolais are normally light bodied and fruity with the main grape of the region being Gamay. In fact, of the 35,000 hectares of Gamay grown in the world 22,000 of them come from this part of ‘Greater Burgundy.’ Utterly drinkable stuff but Beaujolais like this needs to be drunk young and shows a lovely colour of raspberry as well as being imbued with aromas of violets and smoky red fruits. It’s fresh and silky and goes down far too easily.
The Beaujolais 2012 has a very pretty garnet coloured robe, the bouquet has notes of ripe black cherries with a touch of marshmallow. The attack is full, the wine being approachable and generous. Very agreeable, it is a Beaujolais which invites moments of conviviality.
"A truly convivial wine. Owing to the careful blending of various terroirs, the result is a wine of great charm. It has a lovely raspberry colour and a brilliant hue. The nose is both refined and intense, with notes of violet, peony and red fruit syrup. As you drink it, it feels fresh and silky. Both freshness and fruit remain for quite a long time on the palate".