Classic Beaujolais from a top Burgundy Producer

by Russ Anderson on September 10, 2015

1aDuring the last two decades, Denogent-Robert has become one of the top estates in Burgundy (yes, Burgundy) with some spectacular offerings from Pouilly-Fuisse, Macon and St Veran. When it had the opportunity to purchase the property of Jules Chauvet in Beaujolais, it did so immediately. Jules Chauvet was one of the pioneers and torch bearers for quality wine and low intervention farming in Beaujolais. This purchase was Denogent-Robert’s first foray into red wine production. For the wine drinker, this is a good thing.

This wine is a delight to behold and a study in classicism. There is a saying that as Beaujolais ages, it becomes more Burgundian or like a pinot noir from Burgundy. This wine starts there. It is of a light color but abounds with aromas and flavor. Another wine that is not trying to ‘wow’ you with power and force but entice you with pure deliciousness. The aromas include rose and orange blossom as well as mountain cherries and cranberries. Smooth and easy on the finish, it is a nice pairing to grilled pork chops and sautéed mushrooms or a nice salad lyonaise. At $28, it is a cheap study in the classics of this most enjoyable class of wine – Beaujolais. I will offer 10% off with a copy of this page.

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