What a grape is Gamay – often regarded as lightweight fare for fun summer drinking, but we beg to differ.
Gamay à Jus Blanc (to give it its full name) dominates the region – 98% of plantings in 2018 – and particularly likes granite, which is the soil type of north-western Beaujolais. Here lie all of the crus and the best Beaujolais-Villages wines, while the south of the region is more clay-limestone in nature producing the lighter wines of generic Beaujolais.
You will taste some classics from Fleurie, Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent while also getting a look at a Beaujolais Quincié – currently Beaujolais-Villages but touted as the next cru on the block – along with a 100% Chardonnay Beaujolais Blanc.
Wines on tasting:
A small selection of delicious cheese and charcuterie (with crackers)* is served at this tasting.
*We try to accommodate all dietary requirements, providing we are notified at least 48hrs in advance.
The Wine Cellars, Fulham, SW6 2SG
71 Townmead Road (access via Big Yellow Storage), Fulham, London
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