Full Review

Belairissime

Belairissime
2015 Cote du Py, Morgon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Beaujolais

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22
Cellar Selection

Belairissime
2015 Cote du Py, Morgon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Beaujolais

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
Medium violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry compote, chocolate nuts, and minerals with an bright, dryish medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with notes of craisin, pencil lead, and vanilla nuts with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A smooth and elegant Beaujolais with lots of subtle nuances and fine balance; this will show best with a little aeration.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: blackberry compote, chocolate nuts, and minerals
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisin, pencil lead, and vanilla nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Mushrooms With Shallots and Herbs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and elegant Beaujolais with lots of subtle nuances and fine balance; this will show best with a little aeration.

The Producer

Vignerons de Bel Air

The Producer
131 Route Henri Fessy
St. Jean D’Ardieres, 69220
France
33 -474061608

Red Beaujolais

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Beaujolais is a red Burgundy wine made exclusively from the Gamay grape. Bright crimson/purple, Beaujolais has a zesty fruity character (red plums, currant, cranberry), healthy acidity and light tannins.

While a simple Beaujolais-Villages is meant for early consumption, cru Beaujolais - made from grapes grown in a single village - can age longer. The most age worthy of these is Moulin-a-Vent; this wine more closely resembles a Burgundy made from Pinot Noir in its weight and complexity and can easily age for a decade.

Lighter Beaujolais can be served slightly chilled, as the tannins are so light. Serve with seafood salads and simple chicken preparations.