Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 ‘Vignes de 1940’ Sans Sulfite, Jean-Michel Dupre
The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between Mâcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy. The only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. A small amount of Chardonnay is also grown. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest- lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.
Jean-Michel Dupre`s vineyard is perched above the village of Beaujeu in the heart of Beaujolais. When he inherited the vineyard from his father, it was only two hectares. So Jean-Michel set about converting old farm buildings into a winery and purchasing well located plots in Beaujolais, Beaujolias-Villages, Morgon and Regnie.
This wine comes from the `Tour Bourdon` plot; an 11 acre vineyard with grantitc sandy soils and vines which were planted in 1940. Dark ruby in colour with notes of sweet blackcurrants on the nose. The palate has fresh black cherry and berries with a mineral character on the finish.
Serve with roast chicken, charcuterie or mild hard cheeses.
Grape: Gamay (100%)
Style: Red, Juicy, Unoaked, Medium bodied