Ruby red color, it has a caressing nose of pure strawberries and cream that is very defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, lively red cherry fruit and pleasing weight on the tense finish.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Gamay||ABV:||13%|
|Aging:||3-4 months in large oak barrels|
Produced from a selection of old vines (70 to 100 years old). Manual harvest; selection of the best grapes using a sorting table; semi-carbonic maceration for 10-12 days. No filtration. Egg white fining.
Great with coq au vin (Chicken cooked in a red wine sauce) or charcuterie (garlic sausage, dry sausage).
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE201054GYM||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00108 8||1 07 84585 00108 5||$14.99|
"Lurid ruby-red. Bright, sharply defined red fruit and floral scents are sharpened by a mineral nuance that builds with aeration. Shows very good clarity and bite on the palate, offering subtly sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2018), 90 pts
"A small amount of oak aging in old barrels has had a smoothing effect on this crisp wine, balancing the acidity and fresh red-currant flavors. It is fruity and ready to drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2018), 88 pts
"The 2016 Beaujolais Villages Unfiltered saw half the fruit destemmed and the other half going through carbonic maceration. It has a joyful bouquet of red cherries and blackcurrant while the palate is ripe and candied, fresh in the mouth with a crisp finish. Fine.- Neal Martin "
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #232, August 31st 2017), 87 pts
"Unfiltered and medium dark ruby in color, the Beaujolais Villages shows young concentrated dark red plum flavors with a hint of garden herbs, earth, and minerals. It is big and a bit chewy on the palate with lingering red raspberry on the finish."
- International Wine Review (August 2016), 90 pts
"A ripe wine that has some good tannins as well as rich black fruits. With a gentle shot of acidity, it is warm and full bodied. The structure will allow the wine to age further and it will be even better from 2017. - Roger Voss "
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016), 88 pts
"Brilliant magenta. Primary red and blue fruits, candied flowers and a hint of white pepper on the fragrant nose. Juicy raspberry and boysenberry flavors flesh out with air while maintaining urgency. Lingers with good, fruity persistence, leaving a subtle touch of bitter cherry behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts
"The 2013 Beaujolais Villages “Cuvee Non-Filtre” comes from vines aged between 70 and 100 years and after semi-carbonic maceration is aged in wooden foudres. It has a caressing nose of pure strawberries and cream that is very defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, lively red cherry fruit and pleasing weight on the tense finish. Drink now-2017.- Neal Martin "
- Wine Advocate (Issue #213, June 2014), 88 pts