Beaujolais-Villages 2019, Alexandre Burgaud, France
Bright & juicy with a bit of granitic grip - more than just a bit of flirty fun
Beaujolais - made from the Gamay grape - isn’t just for summer… we think it makes a pretty fabulous autumnal wine, too, as we segue between light and heavier reds.
Alex (a volunteer fireman) is the cousin of a top Morgon producer Jean-Marc Burgaud, and tends to make a generous style of Beaujolais. As a result, the wine is bursting with crunchy red fruit flavours, with a little tannic grip to add structure.
We think this will be fabulous with mild goat’s cheese, roast ham, roasted butternut squash with a kale pesto or a game bird… pigeon, pheasant, partridge and grouse if eaten earlier in the season.