Chateau de Lavernette, Beaujolais

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Chateau de Lavernette, Beaujolais

The Unsung Hero Of Burgundy
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Beaujolais is the unsung hero of Burgundy. Burgundy is known for its world-class Pinot Noirs. It is also home to the finest Beaujolais reds, which use the Gamay varietal, not Pinot Noir.

The beauty of a well made Gamay is that it is a hearty, earthy red that can be enjoyed all year round. Chateau de Lavernette's Beaujolais-Villages is not the juicy fruit-bomb you get with Beaujolias Nouveau in November.

Think of Gamay as a more rustic version of Pinot Noir. The silky fruit, forest floor aromas and minerality allow it to pair with a wide array of dishes and spices: grilled fish, roasted meats, an earthy mushroom ravioli, even bacon quiche.

The moment we tasted Lavernette's 2015 Beaujolais-Villages, a wave of savory red ripe fruit, rose petals and cherry tart aromas filled the room. This wine has a silky entry followed by a textured mid-palate. A finish of thyme, dried herbs along with stewed cherry tarts and apple galette meld into one with a dry, strawberry rhubarb finish.

Well crafted Beaujolais - like Lavernette's - can be enjoyed now or aged for a few years. It is true that Beaujolais is quite comfortable when surrounded by a perfectly roasted turkey, stuffing, and roasted brussel sprouts. But the real question is, why limit such a versatile red to just one holiday?

If we've done our job right, you will snatch up a handful of these beauties for consumption now and even save a few for Thanksgiving....which is not that far away!

$18.95 per bottle / $227.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

91+ / 100

The moment we first tasted this savory wine, a wave of red ripe fruit, rose petals and cherry tart aromas filled the room. This wine has a silky entry followed by a lavish mid-palate. A finish of thyme, dried herbs along with stewed cherry tarts and apple galette meld into one with a strawberry rhubarb finish. This hearty Gamay based red can be enjoyed all year round with a wide variety of food such as roasted chicken and even bacon quiche.  And yes, even the classic pairing, Thanksgiving dinner!


Product Details


Producer: Chateau de Lavernette

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Beaujolais

Varietal: Gamay

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W5529-1