The best wines of Beaujolais

Discover the best wines of Beaujolais as well as the best winemakers of Beaujolais and estates of Beaujolais to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Beaujolais and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Beaujolais by region

Looking for a good wine of Beaujolais among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Beaujolais. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Beaujolais with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Beaujolais

Red wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, veal or pork such as recipes of eggplant and zucchini lasagna, sauté of veal with the moulinex cookeo or pork roll with mustard.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Beaujolais

On the nose the red wine of the region of Beaujolais. often reveals types of flavors of cream, chocolate or mint and sometimes also flavors of tomatoes, red currant or red plum. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Beaujolais. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of Beaujolais

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.29/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.17/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.17/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.14/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Beaujolais

  • Gamay

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Beaujolais

A wine route planned in the region of Beaujolais? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Beaujolais.

Discovering the wine region of Beaujolais

Beaujolais is an important wine region in eastern France, famous for its vibrant, Fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately South of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered a Part, although it is in the administrative region of Rhône. The extensive plantings of Gamay in this region make Beaujolais one of the few regions in the world that is so concentrated on a single Grape variety. Pinot Noir is used in small quantities in red and rosé wines, but in the name of regional identity, it is being phased out and will only be allowed until the 2015 harvest.

Although best known for its red wines, the region also produces white Beaujolais Blanc, from Chardonnay and Aligote. These two white wine varieties are also sometimes used in local red wines, in which they can make up to 15% of the Final blend. There are several forms of Beaujolais red wine: standard Beaujolais (including Beaujolais Supérieur), Beaujolais Villages and the Young, characterful Beaujolais Nouveau. The highest quality wines of the region are those of the ten Beaujolais crus - ten wine regions Long recognized as the best in the region.

Great white wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Beaujolais

White wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of roast pork orloff, chinese fondue or quiche without pastry.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Beaujolais

On the nose the white wine of the region of Beaujolais. often reveals types of flavors of green apple, spices or black currant and sometimes also flavors of strawberries, red fruit or vegetal. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Beaujolais. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Beaujolais

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.89/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.81/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.72/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Beaujolais

  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Beaujolais

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Discover the grape variety: Gamay noir

Gamay is a Burgundian grape variety that has existed since the 14th century. For fear of competition with the pinot noir of Burgundy, gamay was finally uprooted and planted in the Beaujolais region, from Mâcon to Lyon. These siliceous and granitic soils suit it perfectly, and it gives its best here. But it is also planted all over France, such as in Lorraine, in the Loire Valley, in Bugey, in Savoie and in Auvergne. Gamay is early and very productive and needs to be limited so that quality prevails over quantity. Short winter pruning of the shoots and high density of vines per hectare are the methods that allow it to produce very fruity, fresh and greedy red wines. Gamay is also very popular in red wine futures, and produces wines from the Beaujolais region with very interesting character and ageing potential. The AOCs Crémant-de-Bourgogne, Mâcon, Anjou, Touraine, Rosé de vallée de la Loire, Côtes-d'Auvergne, Saint-Pourçain, Bugey, Gaillac, Côtes du Luberon... and many vins de pays are proud of it. Today, about 36,000 hectares of Gamay are cultivated in France, including 22,000 hectares in Beaujolais.

Great sparkling wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Beaujolais

Sparkling wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of fricadelles with picalilli sauce of cht'is, very simple spaghetti carbonara or salmon blanquette.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Beaujolais

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Beaujolais. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, watermelon or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of earth, earthy or raspberry. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Beaujolais. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Beaujolais

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.72/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.60/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Beaujolais

  • Gamay

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Beaujolais

A wine route planned in the region of Beaujolais? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Beaujolais.

The word of the wine: Reserve wine (champagne)

Older wines, kept in vats or aged in wood in some houses, or kept in magnums at Bollinger. A small percentage of these wines are used in the blending of non-vintage wines in order to bring greater aromatic complexity.

Great pink wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Beaujolais

Pink wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or pork such as recipes of spicy beef, veal escalope (piccata milanese) or roast pork orloff.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Beaujolais

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Beaujolais. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, citrus fruit or earthy and sometimes also flavors of black fruit, cranberry or red fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Beaujolais

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.81/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.66/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.64/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.61/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Beaujolais

  • Gamay
  • Gamay Noir
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache
  • Cinsault

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Beaujolais

A wine route planned in the region of Beaujolais? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Beaujolais.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sweet wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Beaujolais

Sweet wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, veal or pork such as recipes of pasta with chicken, blanquette of veal or quiche without eggs.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Beaujolais

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Beaujolais. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, earth or cassis and sometimes also flavors of cheese, dark fruit or cola. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Beaujolais. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Beaujolais

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Beaujolais

  • Gamay

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Beaujolais

A wine route planned in the region of Beaujolais? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Beaujolais.

The word of the wine: Vineyard

Said of a wine with a certain alcoholic richness and clearly showing the characteristics that distinguish wine from other alcoholic beverages.

Great unknow wines of Beaujolais

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Beaujolais

Unknow wines from the region of Beaujolais go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, veal or pork such as recipes of spaghetti with courgettes and italian ham, lisbon veal sauté or basque chicken with chorizo.

News from the vineyard of Beaujolais

International Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Although Cru Beaujolais has been having its moment in the sun for a few years now, its younger, lighter-bodied ‘nouveau’ cousin is coming back into its own. How Beaujolais Nouveau Day started The tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau dates back to the 1800s. Winemakers would bottle their just-fermented wine, produced from grapes harvested just a few months prior, an unusually tight timeframe in winemaking terms. This occasion called for a massive celebration among Beaujolais-based vigneron ...

Serving Thanksgiving wine: Expert tips

Thanksgiving is an excuse to indulge in the company of your family – and Thanksgiving 2021 will likely see even more indulgence than normal as people celebrate getting together again at this time of year. So pull out your best bottles and follow these top wine serving tips for a successful Thanksgiving. Serve red wines at 16-18°C (61-65°F) Your full-bodied California Cabernet or Brunello di Montalcino may be described as at the peak of its powers when served at ‘room temperature’. However, ...

Serving Thanksgiving wine: Expert tips

Thanksgiving is an excuse to indulge in the company of your family – and Thanksgiving 2021 will likely see even more indulgence than normal as people celebrate getting together again at this time of year. So pull out your best bottles and follow these top wine serving tips for a successful Thanksgiving. Serve red wines at 16-18°C (61-65°F) Your full-bodied California Cabernet or Brunello di Montalcino may be described as at the peak of its powers when served at ‘room temperature’. However, ...

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