Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages 2001

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Item No. 46395
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Harvest started on September 6th and will continue till the end of the month, depending on elevation and even more on the yield of the vines. Where the vines had low yield, the sugar content is good and sometimes excellent. On the other hand, where there is excess yield or where the vine was attacked by mildew or hail, the phenolic maturity is not perfect. At this stage, the acid content in the juice seems to be slightly high but as it is mainly tartaric acid, it should drop back to a more normal level by the end of the fermentation. Sugar content is normal without any excess. There is an intense aromatic expression, much more in evidence than in past years. This is probably due to the good acidity level and to the cool temperatures at the time of the harvest, since it improves the extraction of primary aromas. Once more, we can say that conditions are heterogeneous : a careful selection will be key and we are confident that it will be reflected in the quality of our wines. It is too early to know the characteristics of the Crus (Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent and so on). The good Beaujolais Nouveaux will have a lot of fruit and should have good colour. They will be delicious to drink.

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Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...

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(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...

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Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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