Le Beaujolais extends fifty kilometers long and fifteen kilometers wide.
In The continuity of the Mâconnais, It is more precisely located east of the Saône, between Mâcon in the North and Lyon in the South. Legally attached to wine -growing Burgundy, he distinguished himself first by his diversified landscape Between hills and valleys, but also by its sand and r terroirsOld Oysters as well as by its grape varieties very largely dominated by red wines from Gamay.
Its culture and vinification methods are also very specific. He is composed of ten raw What are Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côtes de Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Vent, Régnié and Saint-Amour, completed by two regional appellations, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais.
A continental climate with harsh and dry winters, but attenuated by the Saône, the vineyard is sheltered by the Beaujolais mountains which give it all its Varomatic aromatic.
The appellations of Beaujolais wines.
Le Beaujolais, regional appellation, extends into two geographic areas: the main part, to the south and an almost continuous strip from Villefranche-sur-Saône to Saône-et-Loire, north of the vineyard.
About two hundred hectares are devoted to the Beaujolais Blanc AOC. These plots are north of the vineyard, at the limits of the Mâconnais, and in the south, around the municipalities of Liergues, the Bois d'Oingt and Bully.
Beaujolais-Villages, occupying Thirty-eight municipalities Located in the departments of the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire and divided into three zones: the southern zone, backed by the Monts de la Haute-Azergue, the central zone, adjoining the AOC Brouilly and the North Zone around the AOC Fleurie, Juliénas, Chénas and Moulin-à-Ven.
Bubble, The largest and southernmost of the Beaujolais wines, west of Belleville-sur-Saône.
Chénas, The smallest name, extends over only two municipalities, Chénas, in the Rhône and La Chapelle-de-Guinchay, in Saône-et-Loire.
Chiroubles, the highest of the appellations in the region with plots planted between 250 and 450 meters above sea level.
The AOC Côte de Brouilly owes its Meteorite specificity Known as the Blue Pierre of the Côte de Brouilly. It offers muscular and fiery wines.
The flowery appellation which gives wines of great finesse.
Juliénas AOC, located on granite, lean and arid soils, With Pruzilly and Emeringes, the municipalities of Jullié and Juliénas delimit the terroir of this vintage.
Morgon, although large, extends only to the town of Villié-Morgon and offers a few years of guard to reveal the Shale terroir subtlety.
Windmill, takes its name from the 15th century mill which dominates the appellation. Its vineyards are bordered to the southwest by the Cru de Fleurie and to the north by the Chénas appellation.
Prevalent, the The latest in the Beaujolais vintages which mainly extends over the village of Régnié-Durette.
Saint-Amour, Located at the northern end of the vineyard, this appellation gives Delicate and fruity wines.
Discovering Beaujolais wines.
The name of the vineyard comes from Beaujeu's family, lords of the vineyard.
Visit the sources of Beaujolais, the oenological pole enriched with a modern museography and devoted to the wine world of Beaujolais. You will then continue your visit by Mont Brouilly, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Romanèche-Thorins, Chénas, Juliénas to finish with St Amour-Bellevue.
You can also enjoy a tBeautiful circuit From Villefranche-sur-Saône, en route for the south of Beaujolais, region of golden stones and limestone houses, dressing a Nice golden shade in the setting sun.
Then continuing, over fifty kilometers, you go through Marcy, Chaunay then, through a succession of small villages: Chatillon, Chessy, Bagnols, all with an interesting church. In Theizé, you can discover, in the castle of Rochebrune, A oenological pole Centered on the vinification of Beaujolais.You then continue your journey towards Oingt and its fortress, then St-Laurent-d'Oungt and its cooperative cellar, to arrive in Ternand with its Museum of the history of the winemaker in Beaujolais and His collection of winegrowers.