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Christophe Pacalet Moulin A Vent 2016 750ml

Rated 94 - There's energy and focus to this wine, as well as cinnamon spices and dried flowers, complementing the ripe strawberry character. Full...
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Robert Perroud Brouilly Saburin Pollen 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Brilliant magenta. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented scents of red fruit liqueur, candied flowers and five-spice powder. Sappy, deeply...
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Stephane Aviron Moulin A Vent Vieilles Vignes 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Be grateful that Stephane Aviron is an old-vine hunter. Serious tannins and concentration from 100-year-old vines give this wine its...

Gamay Wine

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.

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