Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Chateau Thivin Cote De Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie 2016 750ml

Rated 94 - Dark fruits in the plum and purple-cherry spectrum, as well as orange zest and a wealth of woody spices. The palate has some really...
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Domaine Michel Chignard Julienas Beauvernay 2016 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - A very attractive floral rose with aromas of strawberries and blood oranges, as well as an array of fragrant spices. A really...
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin A Vent La Roche 2014 750ml

Rated 90-93 - A potent nose of reduction and wood overshadows the underlying fruit. On the palate this is more restrained and tighter yet the mouth...

Gamay $40 - $50

The French wines of Beaujolais are widely regarded as some of the finest table wines in the world. This is due in part to the qualities of the Gamay grape, from which they are made. Gamay produces beautifully, juicy, rounded and gulpable red wines, usually drank young and full of their natural fruit character. However, it would be a mistake to say that Gamay is limited to easy-drinking, soft wines - it’s a highly flexible and versatile grape, capable of producing aged wines of serious complexity and structure, full of expression and fascinating characteristics.

The majority of Gamay wines from France are labeled under Beaujolais Villages or Beaujolais, and these are the standard table wines we’re used to seeing in French restaurants, at bistros, and at our local wine store. Usually great value for money, these are the light, slightly acidic examples of what the grape can do. Far more interesting are those Gamay wines from the 10 cru villages, just north of Beaujolais, where generations of expertise and a unique soil type made up of granitic schist result in far more unique, complicated wines. The best examples of Gamay feature intense aromatics, all black fruit and forest fare, and are worth cellaring for a few years.