Beaujolais Villages - Cuvée Prestige à l’Ancienne
A structured, heady wine that is rich in flavours and cacao and leather aromas. The fruit of sun roasted slopes, often a gold medal winner, this cuvée is a reference for Blaceret-Roy.
Grape variety :100% GamayTerroir :Sandy and stony
Vineyard of origin :Southeast facing
Alc. by vol. :12.5°Vine age :vines of over 100 years old
Yield per hectare :52 hectolitresServing temperature :14-15° C
Cellaring potential :8-10 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.
The grapes are hand picked in mid September. Two thirds of them are de-stalked, they then undergo semicarbonic maceration with rack and return for 10 to 12 days.
Maturing, bottling and tasting notes
At the Château, by me. As my cuvée de prestige is rich in flavour, it is well-suited to red meat, game and cheese..
Blaceret Roy - Beaujolais Villages - Cuvée Prestige à l’Ancienne
Château de Blaceret Roy - Thierry CANARD - 69460 Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières
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