Alexandre Burgaud, Beaujolais villages

Wine type : Red
Country : France
Region : Burgundy
Appellation : Beaujolais-Villages
Producer : Alexandre Burgaud
Grapes : Gamay
Farming : Organic
Vintage : 2016 for 750ml 2014 for 500ml
Alcohol : 12.5%

Description

We love its easy-drinking, fruit-forward, charming characteristics. A well-structured, intensely perfumed wine, redolent of ripe black fruits, cherry and raspberry, with notes of cinnamon and baking spices.With air this wine shows more strength, quickly building from the start through to the earthy and slightly spicy, dry finish. Also available in 500ml for $16,95.

Suggested Food Pairings

Beaujolais pairs with much of the same ingredients and dishes as pinot noir and it’s a highly versatile wine that can easily take you through a meal where people are ordering different things. Beaujolais shines with French charcuterie such as patés, terrines, rillettes, saucisson sec and with white-rinded cheeses. Simply roasted chicken, guineafowl, duck or partridge. Seared duck breast especially with fruit like cherries or figs. Steak tartare, Bavette or hanger steak – the classic ‘steak frites’, Confit duck, Coq au vin.

Press reviews

Vivino.com (60 reviews, 4/5): Delicious, crunch of raspberry and black currant and perfume afterwards. Light enough to slurp, went very well with chicken and prawn risotto. Yum