Beaujolais Villages - Cuvée Confrérie des Canardins
This well-built and balanced wine is matured in oak barrels for the Confrérie des Canardins du Beaujolais that is sponsored by Paul Bocuse. It is very long lasting on the palate, giving it a real Burgundy feel.
Grape variety :100% ChardonnayTerroir :on slopes on red gore soil
Altitude above sea level :205 metresVine age :vines of over 100 years old
Alc. by vol. :12.5°Vineyard of origin :Southeast facing
Yield per hectare :60 hectolitresServing temperature :10-12° C
Area (ha) :1.80Cellaring potential :5-8 years
Beaujolais-Villages was the first appellation in France to use the term “villages” in its name. There are 38 communes in the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire departments that label their wines “Beaujolais-Villages”. In the Beaujolais region there are 3 distinct geographic areas that each give their own personality to the wine. The wines here are fruity and fleshy, a reflection of the terroirs they come from. The soils are granitic and sandy. Beaujolais-Villages has a deep robe with cherry or garnet tints and a red fruit nose with blackcurrant and strawberry at the fore. Though a third of the wine from here is made and sold as Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, the appellation also holds its own as a cellaring wine.
The grapes are carefully hand picked in September; 18-day carbonic maceration and 20-day low temperature fermentation. 5 to 6 months in casks for the cellaring wines.
Maturing, bottling and tasting notes
At the Château, by me. Beaujolais-Village Confrerie des Canardins has a purple-blue robe as a nouveau wine that becomes orangy over 5 to 6 years. The wild fruit and spice aromas and flavours are well balanced and long. Enjoy this wine with red meat, game and cheese.
Blaceret Roy - Beaujolais Villages - Cuvée Confrérie des Canardins
Château de Blaceret Roy - Thierry CANARD - 69460 Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières
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