Château de Belleverne Le Cru des Amoureux, AOP Saint Amour

£26.00

WINEMAKER : Samantha Bailey

REGION : Beaujolais, France

GRAPE : Gamay 100%

VINTAGE : 2020

ABV : 13.5%

NOTES : Vegan

 

Saint Amour is known as the most romantic of the Beaujolais Cru and we love a good gamay at the restaurant, so what better to put out for a February offering! The Bataillard family who own the vineyard are cemented in the northerly Beaujolais Crus and own plots all over the region and understand the terroir as well as anybody. The wine itself is fabulously balanced between forward fruit aromas of wild strawberries and berries, great structure and subtle backbone of liquorice and pepper. It’s smooth and silky but with a complex and lasting finish. Fantastic Beaujolais that’s lack of chunky tannins will sit wonderfully with richer indian dishes where the sauce offer a deep fruit beneath the spice while also sitting comfortably with a buttery Makhni.

WINEMAKER : Samantha Bailey

REGION : Beaujolais, France

GRAPE : Gamay 100%

VINTAGE : 2020

ABV : 13.5%

NOTES : Vegan

 

Saint Amour is known as the most romantic of the Beaujolais Cru and we love a good gamay at the restaurant, so what better to put out for a February offering! The Bataillard family who own the vineyard are cemented in the northerly Beaujolais Crus and own plots all over the region and understand the terroir as well as anybody. The wine itself is fabulously balanced between forward fruit aromas of wild strawberries and berries, great structure and subtle backbone of liquorice and pepper. It’s smooth and silky but with a complex and lasting finish. Fantastic Beaujolais that’s lack of chunky tannins will sit wonderfully with richer indian dishes where the sauce offer a deep fruit beneath the spice while also sitting comfortably with a buttery Makhni.

 

WINERY & PRODUCTION

With all the Belleverne Cru vineyards, the vines are a minimum of 50 years old and are managed following the ‘High Environmental Value’ principles that that the environment is protected during any farming activity. Every bunch is hand picked and cooled with modern equipment before destemming to push complexity without development of tannins. Maceration is semi-carbonic followed by a slow fermentation up to 14 days for each separate parcel. In the process there is two separate remontage to optimise fruity flavours and creates a great expression. THe wine maker Samantha has worked with the team since 2014 has a very personal relationship to the appellation where she got married and you can feel the love in the final product!