WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Gamay
  • APPELLATION
    Beaujolais
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Beaujolais, beau-jo-LAIS, BEAUJOLAIS! Oh dear Beaujolais, how we adore thee! Sinfully delightful and going down a bit too easy, this sophisticated, serious yet totally approachable Beaujolais from Frederic Berne, a talent from Southern Burgundy, is absolutely what you need this spring. Especially at 50% off! $15 a bottle! Friends, this wine yearns to share a picnic with you amidst the wildflowers with the warm sun reenergizing your soul, even if that picnic occurs in the confines of your patio (because for now at least, #stayathome).

The secret to truly enjoying Beaujolais is the slight chill it needs before serving. Pop it in the fridge for 30-40min, eh voilà! A refreshingly complex and divine red, bursting with flavor whilst cooling the palate. It’s quite possibly perfection.

Light on its feet, layered with fruit and zesty acidity, this wine is packed with notes of red and black cherries, kirsch, rose petals and lavender, crushed granite, pink peppercorn and hints of cinnamon. A gem of a Beaujolais from the ones we’ve tasted as of late.

Not a lot left to go around (our French friends have the habit of hoarding most of it for themselves…can’t fault them in the least for it though). You know the drill: $90 a 6-pack with ground shipping included. Bonkers! Better hurry before we bogart it for ourselves.

TASTING NOTES 

Light and layered with fruit and zesty acidity, this wine is packed with notes of red and black cherries, kirsch, rose petals and lavender, crushed granite, pink peppercorn and hints of cinnamon.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Brought up on a farm in Beaujolais, Frédéric Berne has always had a natural connection with the land around him. Encouraged by his parents to do something different, and attracted by wine’s ability to express its surroundings, he decided to become a winemaker. After a few years working across southern Burgundy, Frédéric finally set up on his own in 2013. Inspired by the diversity of the granite soils in Lantignié (close to Régnié and Chiroubles), Frédéric established himself in the grounds of Château de Vergers, in the heart of the village. Firmly committed to highlighting what he calls the many faces of Gamay in his wines, Frédéric also strongly believes that Lantignié has the potential to become the eleventh cru of Beaujolais.

Frédéric has six hectares between Beaujolais Villages, Morgon and Chiroubles, and is currently converting all his vineyards to organic viticulture. The vineyards mainly sit on variations of granite bedrock with mineral components of quartz, which lend elegance and purity to the wines. His parcel of Morgon 'Corcelette', just over one hectare in size, is on sandy granite soil and sits at almost 400 metres elevation.