Domaines du Beaujolais

Many of us know Beaujolais best for its annual appearance as Beaujolais Nouveau each November. But it serves a useful purpose as the “cash cow” financing the production of Cru Beaujolais for which there are ten contributing villages – with names such as Brouilly, Fleurie, JuliénasMorgon and Moulin-à-Vent.  These are the “great” wines that can be aged to advantage over a few years.  All red Beaujolais is made from the Gamay grape.

Several growers also cultivate a little white Beaujolais from the Chardonnay grape as well as sometimes some Beaujolais Rosé from that same Gamay Noir.