Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais-Villages 2019
A Burgundian giant who makes Beaujolais for the soul.
Maison Joseph Douhin is one of those producers that needs no introduction. They’ve been around since 1880, and have built a reputation for wines that reflect terroir and vintage specificity. They strive for perfection, delivering finished wines full of finesse, elegance, and balance.
Their location is in the heart of Beaune, so they know Burgundy better than most. The quality of their vineyards is exceptional, and their place in the pantheon of Burgundian producers is uniquely situated to uphold the legacy of the region and its authentic style.
What’s even better is that Beaujolais happens to be part of Burgundy, and this old school country neighbor to the south happens to have something Burgundy doesn’t have.
Burgundy may be known for its limestone, but Beaujolais is riddled with pink granite, which happens to be the perfect home for making world class Gamay. And though people are planting Pinot Noir throughout the region, those that stay true to their roots know that Gamay rules the roost in Beaujolais.
The perfect French red for any night of the week, Gamay lovers (and truthfully all red wine lovers) will jump for joy the moment this splashes in the glass. Vibrant aromas of fresh raspberries, violets, cherry syrup, wild herbs, crushed stones, and hints of earth make for a truly inviting and charming wine. Its soft and plush nature sits on the palate with ease, making for a spectacular drinking experience with a finish that just won’t quit. Throw in the fact that 2019 was a fantastic Burgundian vintage, and you’ve got the makings of a stellar red that pairs well with anything you throw at it! (we vote for roast chicken and potatoes if you’re asking)
Perfect Beaujolais Villages from one of the region’s best to ever do it.