Wine of the Week: Proper Beaujolais
We’re coming upon November and the famous “new wines” from Beaujolais will be dropped. If you have followed this blog for a while you will know our scepticism towards this hype. Wines just aren’t ready after a month of vinification and they are never at the full and best potential. And when you taste the other wines from the Beaujolais vintners the question becomes: why doesn’t everyone just make wine like this weeks wine!
They make great reds in Beaujolais, but don’t forget the whites! The Chardonnay grape reigns supreme among the white grapes here and the result can be magical. Like the white from Yohan Lardy. -The young wine maker started his estate with 2 ha of old vines - planted in 1911 and 1950 - on the heights of the Moulin a Vent appellation in the prestigious plot called "Les Michelons". Here The soil is very thin, meagre, with pink granite crumble rich on iron mineral "manganese". For his white wines Vines are planted near the Cru Fleurie, on a clay and silty soil.
The grapes are handpicked and he vinifies his wines with only native yeasts without sulfites. The wines are aged for at least 10 months in Burgundy barrels in order to get the best balance between fruit and acidity.
Yohan Lardy Beaujolais-Villages Blanc les Bruyères 2019 - 186,40 kr
The first ting that strikes you is the great and clean fruit that you smell right away. Fine citrus fruits, with hints of hazelnuts and ripe, yellow apples. In the mouth great minerality and good acidity to give balance. Very good to drink now and just enjoy!
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