2010 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Cote de Brouilly Cuvee des Ambassades
Producer: Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2012
Light, bright violet. Mineral-accented red berry scents are complemented by exotic Asian spices and potpourri. Elegant, linear and gently sweet, with a silky texture to its musky, floral-accented strawberry and raspberry flavors. Becomes brighter with air and picks up a floral pastille quality that lingers on the very long, mineral-dominated finish. (JR)
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Made from the Gamay grape, the red wines of Beaujolais are mostly exuberantly fruity and brisk wines that are often served lightly chilled for added refreshment. There is also a small amount of white Beaujolais, made from Chardonnay, but little of this is exported to the U.S. Today, the overwhelming majority of Beaujolais production is controlled by negociants, of whom Georges Duboeuf is the undisputed king.
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Gamay is the primary grape of Beaujolais, a region administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine growing region, but one that has a climate closer to that of the Rhone. Wine produced here appears in your glass in essentially three forms: Nouveau, Beaujolais Villages, and Cru Beaujolais.
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