I remember that wonderful smell walking, as a child, through the raspberry garden of my buddy Terje, up in northern Norway. It would be the end of July and school was on the horizon. But with a few weeks left off summer vacation, we had the freedom to do whatever we wanted, as long as we stayed outside. And every day between playing, we would wonder into this magical berry garden and pick a couple of ripe raspberries. They were huge, juicy and sweet. Then Terjes mother would come out on the balcony and order us away, not to eat all of her crop :)
Our wine of the week is a beautiful bottle from Beaujolais in Burgundy, France. This wine takes me back to that garden and those wonderful smells.
Domaine Saint-Cyr is actually on e of our favourite producers of both Pet Nat and rosé. And now also this rich and fruit driven red Beaujolais.
Grape is 100% Gamay and parts of the vineyards used are more than 70 years old. This contributes to an enormous complexity that suits this style of winemaking very well.