A BOJALIEN CHRISTMAS - SIX WINES FROM THE WILDER EDGES OF BEAUJOLAIS.
A Bojalien Christmas - Six wines from the wilder edges of Beaujolais.
Six wines from the wilder edges of the Beaujolais
Lillian Bauchet - Plan B 2020
A rare white wine from the Beaujolais crafted by pioneer and hybrid grape enthusiast Lilian. It's a blend of Muscaris & Souvignier Gris, pressed direct and given extended elevage in fibreglass. Bright rounded with a green fruit and lovely oxidative edge it shows the true potential of these varietals.
Lilian Bauchet - Da Zi Bao 2022
This energetic red is a blend of 85% Gamay de Beaujolais with a mix of hybrid grapes: hybrids Florental, Chambourcin, two old hybrids of gamay, Leon Millot and Maréchal Foch. Brimming with wild dark fruit, it has a little co2 on opening, the red berries of the gamay are complemented by the rustic brightness of the hybrid grapes. Perfect thing for the table.
Maud Rochette - Chiens Romantiques 2022
100% Gamay, given a 10 day maceration and then aged in fibreglass. Maud has a light touch with her wines that give them an elegance and lift that marks them out and this is a great example.
Robin Goutallier - 36 Fois la Mois 2022
Gamay at altidude - 500m to be exact and planted on blue granite soils. This has a lovely mineral edge to the red fruit and is equally at home on the table or just as a glass with friends.
Raphael Beysang & Emelie Hurtubise - Lapins 2021 (Litre bottle)
Gamay from Theize, the golden stones of this part of Beaujolais give a real stoniness to this dense, mineral wine, full of supple dark fruit. Delicious with a wintery stew.
Romain Des Grottes - Truc De Buve 2021
Irony, light, bright Gamay from Romain, who's idiosyncratic style makes wines that are like no-one else's. Served chilled this is the perfect wake me up after a long day of eating and drinking and is pleasingly low in alcohol too.