We now enter the world of Gamay. Beaujolais is thriving as never before, with quality-focused producers making some brilliant wines, with more friendly price tags than Côte d’Or Pinot Noir. Long gone is the predominance of Beaujolais Nouveau!
Our two producers featured here include a Moulin-à-Vent family, the Labruyères, who now also own Domaine Jacques Prieur in Meursault and a Volnay family, the Lafarges, whose holdings now stretch to Fleurie.
Along with the Côte Chalonnaise and the Jura, the individual crus of Beaujolais have benefitted from increasing interest from established Burgundian producers. In the same way that the Labruyères stress that they make Moulin-à-Vent rather than Beaujolais, for the Lafarges, Fleurie and Chiroubles are very much centre-stage.