Looking for a smooth sipper? Get your game on with Gamay. Looking beyond Beaujolais Nouveau has its rewards.
Burgundy With A Twist
The granite-laden soil is ideal for Gamay. No other region in the world comes close to producing great wine from this red grape.
Relax – It’s Gamay
On a relaxing evening, the Green Dragon and I uncorked the 2014 Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages. Beaujolais Villages is an AOC in the northern part of the region comprised of 39 villages with superior vineyards.
Some call Beaujolais a white wine that’s red in color because of its refreshing quality. It also drinks well slightly chilled. The carbonic maceration used in most Beaujolais wines accents the fruity flavors of the grape with miniscule tannins.
The Inside Sip
I’d also recommend this to wine lovers who favor juicy flavors over more austere, earthy wines. For those new to French wines, this is a great starting point. It offers easy to understand goodness at a great price point.
Full disclosure: We received this wine as a marketing sample.