2018 Château de Varennes Beaujolais Villages

2018 Château de Varennes Beaujolais Villages
Price: $13.99

Located at the southernmost tip of wine-producing Burgundy, the famed Chateau de Varennes is in the commune of Quincie en Beaujolais, north of Lyon. Since 1809, members of the Charveriat family have owned the castle and cultivated the estate’s vines. 

 

As throughout the entire Beaujolais region, the Gamay grape is king, capable of subtle expressions when planted in granite and silica-based terroirs. The vineyards cover the hillsides surrounding the castle and face due south, which provides optimal conditions for the ripening of the grapes so that they express all of the characteristic red berry fruitiness of Gamay. 

 

The nose is subtle with smells of violets and raspberry followed by blackcurrant notes. The palate is refreshing, fleshy but soft and full-bodied with ripe, fruity notes.