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Domaine de Thulon Beaujolais Villages Rose 2015
Pairs with Summer meals, grills and charcuterie.
Annie and René, after being "métayers" for 20 years, bought the estate in 1987: 8 hectares of vines as well as operating buildings. They developed the sale in bottles and gave taste to this beautiful trade to their two children: Carine (commercial) and Laurent (oenologist). Together, in 2002 we set up an EARL (Agricultural Operation with Limited Liability) and increased the area of ??the farm. Everyone brings a different know-how and they are complementary.
The Beaujolais slopes allow little mechanization, their vineyards require a manual maintenance throughout the year and we all participate in the different works of the vine and wine. In order to preserve as much as possible the environment and produce as naturally as possible, they adhere to "reasoned agriculture". The culmination of their cultural year comes with the harvest.
They vinify some of our wines in a traditional way: whole grapes with carbonic maceration, and other vintages in a more "original" way. They produce 930 hl of wine, here are the different appellations: Beaujolais-villages Rosé, Beaujolais-villages Rouge and Beaujolais-villages Nouveau, Beaujolais-villages Blanc (Chardonnay) Régnié, Chiroubles, Morgon-charmes and special cuvées: On the Cake "," 1947 - 1st vintage "and" Opale "and since 2012 (500 bottles that year) a new grape variety at the estate Viognier.
They work with the family, from vineyard to wine, from bottling to marketing and they put their experience at your service to offer you an authentic and quality wine.
The bucolic region often identified as the southern part of Burgundy, Beaujolais actually doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the rest of the region in terms of climate, soil types and grape varieties. Beaujolais achieves its own identity with variations on style of one grape, Gamay.
Gamay was actually grown throughout all of Burgundy until 1395 when the Duke of Burgundy banished it south, making room for Pinot noir to inhabit all of the “superior” hillsides of Burgundy proper. This was good news for Gamay as it produces a much better wine in the granitic soils of Beaujolais, compared with the limestone escarpments of the Côte d’Or.
Four styles of Beaujolais exist though most is sold under the basic Beaujolais appellation. The simplest, and one that has regrettably given the region a subpar reputation, is Beaujolais Nouveau. This is the wine that is made using carbonic maceration (a quick fermentation that results in sweet aromas) and is released on the third Thursday of November in the same year as harvest. It's meant to drink young and is flirty, fruity and fun. The rest of Beaujolais is where the serious wines are found. Beaujolais-Villages, which must come from the hilly northern part of the region, offer reasonable values with some gems among them. The superior section are the cru vineyards coming from ten distinct communes: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Any cru Beajolais will have its commune name prominent on the label.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. It is produced throughout the world from a vast array of grape varieties, but the most successful sources are California, southern France (particularly Provence), and parts of Spain and Italy.
Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color will depend on the grape variety and the winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta. These wines are typically fresh and fruity, fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the primary aromas and flavors. Most rosé, with a few notable exceptions, should be drunk rather young, within a few years of the vintage.