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2011 Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages
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elegant
04/25/2014
by GrunerVeltliner3044
opens with a rush of sharp berry and heavy tannic bite. Then it opens into a layered smooth mouthful of chewy aromatic fruit. finishes with a long elegant flavor ride. The combination speaks of some aging potential. This is one of the finest Beaujolais I have ever had.
LOVED
02/18/2014
by tokay13390769
Loved this Beaujolais-Villages. This is just the flavor I love in a Beaujolais.

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Beaujolais
About Beaujolais

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

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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