www.goodfoodrevolution.comsitemap
MENU

December 19, 2018 Comments (0) Views: 306 Good Food Culture

Stéphane Aviron Authentic Beaujolais

Nicholas Pearce presents the authentic Beaujolais wines of Stéphane Aviron.

Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer is his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. He focuses on the Beaujolais village crus, all but forgotten gems of vineyards when the nouveau craze took over, which are the best sites for unique, expressive and terroir driven wines. All of the fruit is sourced from old vines (40+ years), so seeing Vieilles Vignes on the label is a rite of passage, not a privilege. Authenticity and a distinctly Beaujolais style of winemaking is what sets Stéphane apart from the competition.

AVAILABLE NOW
 
Beaujolais Villages 2016
$18.95
12 x 750mL
Semi-Carbonic Burgundian Style
100% Gamay sourced from 50+ year old vines in the lieu-dit of ‘Les Monthieux’.
This light, elegant Beaujolais Villages drinks above its price point owing to the complexity of fruit and minerality from the old vines. Whole cluster fermentation and a six-day maceration extract intense fruit flavours while maintaining overall finesse. The wine is then aged in inert oak so as not to impact the freshness of the wine with any overt oak aromas. Biodynamic.

PRIVATE ORDER

Julienas 2011
Cru Beaujolais Villages
Old Vines, Volcanic Soils
$27.95
12 x 750mL
Limited Availability
There is certainly much to like here, from an expansive and sweetly ripe palate, through high-toned notes of almond extract and maraschino that mingle with the oak-induced overtones, to a sustained, salt- and crushed stone-accented if faintly rough and only modestly juicy finish.

Julienas 2012
Cru Beaujolais Villages
Old Vines, Volcanic Soils
$24.95
12 x 750mL
Hints of dark chocolate and smoke underscore the fig cake, baked plum and cured tobacco notes in this chewy, light- to medium-bodied red. Offers a fresh, minerally finish.

Julienas 2014
Cru Beaujolais Villages
Old Vines, Volcanic Soils
$24.95
12 x 750mL
Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts 
Produced from two separate vineyards, the wine has all the concentration of old vines. It has tannins and dark fruits, blackberry and black plum. This is a finely structured cru wine that will need to age. 

Morgon Château Gaillard 2012
Cru Beaujolais Villages
$24.95
12 x 750mL
Considered to be one of the more full-bodied and serious Crus, Morgon wines have great capacity to age because of their tannic structure and density. The heavy concentration of granitic soils, particularly in Morgon, create rich and powerful wines and over time the intense cherry aromas transform to earthy, terroir driven notes.

Morgon Cote du Py 2016
Cru Beaujolais Villages
$24.95
12 x 750mL
WineReviewOnline 92 Pts
The Côte de Py is an area within Morgon made of black volcanic soil that imparts an austere mineral-like quality to the wines. Aviron, while displaying this lovely deep minerality, has a beguiling and unexpected suaveness that makes it a delight to drink now. 

Fleurie 2015
Cru Beaujolais Villages
$23.95
12 x 750mL
Vinous 91 Pts
Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented dark berries, candied liquorice, cola and a hint of violet on the deeply perfumed nose. Sappy, fleshy and broad in the mouth, offering lush boysenberry and bitter cherry flavours that show no rough edges and take a sweeter turn with air. In an ample but energetic style, delivering a very long, blue-fruit-driven finish and fine-grained, building tannins. 

Moulin a Vent 2016
Cru Beaujolais Villages
$25.95
12 x 750mL
WineReviewOnline 93 Pts
The tannins are fine, not hard or astringent. You can almost taste the granitic soil of this cru in this tightly wound wine. Uplifting brightness in the finish amplifies its appeal.

Nicholas Pearce Wines is a Good Food Fighter. Please support the businesses and organizations that support Good Food Revolution.

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.