Although officially part of Burgundy, Beaujolais has forged a path distinct from the rest of the region, swapping Burgundy’s signature red, Pinot Noir, for Gamay and growing its vines on granitic soils not limestone.
Gamay was once grown widely in the Côte d’Or but was banished at the end of the 14th century by the then Duke of Burgundy. Further south, in Beaujolais, however, it thrives – producing increasingly serious reds from the region’s Crus, and moreish, appealing wines from more generic appellations.
About The wines of Beaujolais
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