2016 beaujolais

2016 beaujolais

 

The Stunning 2016 Beaujolais

Gamay, a noble grape of France? Can great wine be made from what was once considered an inferior grape? The answer is unequivocally YES! For years now, the trend has been to get away from the simple overripe table wine that was once the norm for Beaujolais, and instead produce wines of structure, character and depth. The great producers of the region are taking a page out of Burgundy’s book, and adopting many of their practices such as picking earlier, whole cluster fermentation, and aging in barrels.

The 2016 Beaujolais are stunning; showing impeccable structure and age worthiness. They also happen to be an absolute steal considering you can purchase wines from the best producers and spend less than $30!


“Hot on the heels of the superb if atypically ripe and powerful 2015s, most 2016 Beaujolais are built along more classical lines, emphasizing lively, sharply delineated red fruit, floral and spice qualities and offering succulent early drinkability.

By the end of September it was clear that 2016 would be a classic vintage, producing wines with good depth, healthy acidity levels and noteworthy balance. The problem, of course, is that in many instances there simply wouldn’t be much of them.” - Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media

“There wouldn’t be much of them” due to hail storms that damaged fruit and as a result needed to be cut away. The remaining fruit turned out to be excellent but production was obviously reduced.

Here is an excerpt from Vinous Media on the increasing interest for Beaujolais that I couldn’t agree more with:

“...many of these oenophiles are Burgundy lovers who have been forced to cut back their purchases from the Côte d’Or, often severely, because of skyrocketing prices and diminishing availability. Then there’s the matter of value, which strongly favors Beaujolais as top-notch bottlings can often deliver astounding quality when compared to wines from pretty much any other region of France.”


 

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Beaujolais

Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon "Vielles Vignes" 2016 (750ML)

Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon "Vielles Vignes" 2016 (750ML)

$29.97

93pts- Vinous:
-Dark magenta. A heady, impressively complex bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, potpourri and spi...

Beaujolais

Michel Tete 'Les Capitans' Saint-Amour Beaujolais 2016 (750ml)

Michel Tete 'Les Capitans' Saint-Amour Beaujolais 2016 (750ml)

$21.99

92pts-Vinous:
Light bright purple. Lively, spice-tinged aromas of ripe red berries, violet and peppery spices. Mineral-a...

Beaujolais - Brouilly

Georges Descombes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais 2016 (750ML) (Organic) 92 pts VM

Georges Descombes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais 2016 (750ML) (Organic) 92 pts VM

$22.99

92pts- Vinous:
Vivid ruby. Lively, mineral-accented red and dark berry aromas pick up peppery spice and floral pastille ...

Beaujolais - Morgon

Domaine des Marrans Morgon Corcelette Beaujolais 2016 (750ml) 92 pts VM

Domaine des Marrans Morgon Corcelette Beaujolais 2016 (750ml) 92 pts VM

$24.99
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92 pts Vinous Media
Lurid ruby. Displays intense, mineral-tinged red fruit and floral pastille aromas, along with a sexy...

Beaujolais - Morgon

Jean Foillard 'Cote du Py' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016  (Organic) (750ML)

Jean Foillard 'Cote du Py' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ML)

$39.97

95pts- Vinous:
Lurid ruby. An expansive, mineral-accented bouquet displays powerful red and dark berry, incense and potp...

Beaujolais - Morgon

Louis Claude Desvignes 'Cote de Py' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

Louis Claude Desvignes 'Cote de Py' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

$24.97

93pts- Vinous:
Bright magenta. Sexy, mineral-laced raspberry, cherry and blood orange aromas show excellent clarity and ...

Beaujolais - Morgon

Louis Claude Desvignes 'Javernieres' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

Louis Claude Desvignes 'Javernieres' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

$25.97

94pts- Vinous:
Brilliant violet. Highly perfumed raspberry, candied cherry, incense and floral aromas pick up a smoky mi...

Beaujolais - Morgon

Louis Claude Desvignes 'La Voute St. Vincent' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

Louis Claude Desvignes 'La Voute St. Vincent' Morgon Cru Beaujolais 2016 (Organic) (750ml)

$19.99

92pts- Vinous:
Limpid ruby-red. Intense aromas of fresh red berries, smoky minerals and pungent flowers, accompanied by ...

Beaujolais - Regnie

Guy Breton Morgon Cru Beaujolais VV 2016 (750ml) 94pts VM

Guy Breton Morgon Cru Beaujolais VV 2016 (750ml) 94pts VM

$39.99
$33.97
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94pts- Vinous:
Vivid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented red fruit liqueur aromas are complemented by hints of candied lave...

Beaujolais - Regnie

Guy Breton Regnie Cru Beaujolais 2016 (750ml)

Guy Breton Regnie Cru Beaujolais 2016 (750ml)

$29.99
$24.97
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92pts- Vinous:
Bright violet. Highly perfumed red fruit, spicecake and rose pastille aromas show very good lift, focus a...

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