2011 Domaine de la Voute des Crozes/Nicole Chanrion Cote-de-Brouilly
Producer: Domaine de la Voute des Crozes/Nicole Chanrion
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
Brilliant purple. High-pitched, mineral-accented aromas of black raspberry and cherry, complicated by a sexy floral nuance and a hint of licorice. Sappy, incisive and pure, offering intense red and dark berry flavors and a touch of blood orange. Finishes sweet and very long, with zesty mineral and spice notes and a whisper of tannins.
88 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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