Beaujolais 2017 reveals a fragrant nose of small black fruits aromas. The mouth is ample, offering a nice concentration with hints of blackcurrant and silky tannins. Velvety finish and beautiful length.
Saint Amour is bounding with juicy raspberry fruit. It's full of energy with great minerality and silky tannins. Saint Amour has the most diverse geology of all of the Cru Beaujolais. Pirolette is distinct because the vineyards are near the top of the hill, where you have very little top soil and very good drainage. The vines average 65 years-old.
One of the region's most charming yet least understood villages, Chénas in the hands of Dutraive comes off as a Morgon-Fleurie hybrid, with ample structure and gravitas supporting its inherently elegant fruit and tannin profile. In the glass, it offers up notes of ripe red cranberry, fresh mint, and anise. The most utterly drinkable of the bunch, 'Papolet' is a pure delight to drink alongside just about anything, preferably with a light chill.
A very fresh and decidedly peppery nose features pretty notes of red berries and an elegant floral nuance. There is fine intensity and volume to the well-detailed middle weight flavors that deliver very good length on the saline-inflected finish. Good stuff that could be enjoyed young or aged for a few years to good effect.
A sumptuous bouquet is revealed on the nose with notes of orange zest, tangerine, yellow peach and blood orange with a delicate hint of quince. The palate is juicy and round, balanced by a beautifully bitter finish and touch of salinity. The plots of grapes are closelyreshing, fruity and supple on the palate, this vintage is a perfect expression of Nouveau.
Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections.Bouquet: Floral and fruity aromas. Full-bodied and complex, with notes of iris, spices and ripe fruit.Flavour: When young, violet and cherry notes dominate. After a few years, the bouquet develops aromas of iris, spices and ripe fruit. Later, aromas of undergrowth and truffle begin to appear, followed by musk.