Although I have been enjoying many glasses of cooling white wines during this ridiculously hot summer, I have been longing for a luscious red. I decided upon a Beaujolais, because although light and refreshing, they can also posses intense fruit, and be infused with earthy, almost meaty flavours. Michel Guignier is a 4th generation winemaker whose family estate is located in the Morgon appellation in Beaujolais. He has been hailed as “a rising star” and is committed to “producing wines in the most natural way possible”. He is in the process of receiving organic certification and practices traditional Beaujolais vinification methods. He uses only indigenous yeasts during fermentation, minimal sulphur, whilst several cuvees are made entirely without any sulphur. He strives to create wines that have a soil-driven quality and transmit a sense of place that are a “joy to drink”.
Dark garnet in colour, after aerating heady aromas of black currant, raspberry and dried, smoky leaves rose from the glass. Black currant, cherry and cranberry flavours were balanced by rich earthy elements and silky smooth tannins in the medium body. Spicy white peppercorn and dusty earth notes comprised the moderate finish. Vibrant and engaging, this is a fantastic lighter red for summer but one that still displays a gratifying plush character.
Mis en bouteille a la Propriete par Les Amethystes [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2022 [recommended date from the winery]