2011 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Cote de Brouilly Cuvee des Ambassades
Producer: Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2013
Brilliant ruby. Fresh redcurrant, strawberry and minerals on the nose, along with a sexy floral nuance. Juicy, lithe and pure, offering vibrant red fruit and blood orange flavors and a hint of allspice. Closes sweet and long, with fine-grained tannins giving shape to the exuberant red berry and floral pastille flavors.
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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