WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Beaujolais
  • ALCOHOL
    13.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Of all the types of Beaujolais out there—Cru, Villages and Nouveau among them—Beaujolais Blanc is certainly the rarest. Like all top white Burgundies, this white Burgundy from Beaujolais is made from 100% Chardonnay and shows the minerality and verve of Burgundy’s best appellations in the Cote d’Or. Raphael Saint Cyr is the winemaker and fourth generation owner of Domaine de Bellevue and one of the region’s rising superstars. Saint Cyr vinifies his Certified Organic Chardonnay grapes with the lightest touch possible, and in doing so has produced a delicious, Bosc pear fruited white with zero oak influence and considerable elegance. Drink this medium-bodied white Burgundy with cheeses, poultry or delicate, freshwater fish.

·    All of this domaine’s wines are made from estate vineyards that are 100% Certified Organic. In fact, Domaine de Bellevue is the largest organic domaine in the whole of Beaujolais.
·    Winemaker and proprietor Raphael Saint Cyr makes this white Burgundy from his family’s Les Pierres Dorées vineyard and from Chardonnay vines planted at this site between 5 and 25 years ago.
·    This delicious Chardonnay was fermented with native (or wild) yeasts only—a natural and increasingly popular method among non-interventionist winemakers and one that produces wines of great character and complexity.
·    A brief maturation of just 4 months in concrete tanks preserves this Chardonnay’s bright pear fruit and ample acidity.
Beaujolais is Gamay, right? That’s what most anyone will tell you. In fact, Beaujolais is almost always Gamay. And when it’s not—it’s some of the tastiest Chardonnay for the money you can buy.

TASTING NOTES 

This has a fresh and fruity palate with notes of citrus flavors.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Domaine De Belle Vue is an up and coming estate in Muscadet in the Loire Valley, led by talented newcomer Jérôme Bretaudeau. Some 11 varieties of grape are grown across the nine hectares of vineyards, many of them unusual for the region. They include Merlot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Gris and Chardonnay.                  

The story began in 2001, when Bretaudeau took over a two hectare family estate in Gétigné. Back then, he could only work weekends and holidays. This expanded to six hectares in 2005, the year of his first vintage. The land was converted to organic production in 2009. Today, Domaine De Bellevue has nine hectares of vineyards, spread across various appellations and towns: Gétigné, Cugand, Clisson and Vallet.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair this with roasted chicken with an herb and lemon glaze or with any seafood dish.