Stéphane Aviron makes serious Beaujolais, wines that capture one’s attention at the first sip, deep in fruit forward intensity. He also makes very different wines, each from one of the Beaujolais crus with old vine (40 years old or more) Gamay, but each made in the same way to show the difference in terroirs. As he says, he makes wines that are about the land and not a ‘marketing concept’.
Aviron was in Toronto recently to visit his importer Nicholas Pearce, who held a small trade tasting with the winemaker to show some of his wines in the market or coming soon, like his Morgon Côtes du Py 2014, which can still be found in the LCBO Vintages system (click here). Unfortunately, I was double booked, so I couldn’t stay for the tasting. But since I have tasted Avirons wines many times before, and drink them when I can get them at home, I showed up early to catch the quick video interview with him below.