Located just south of Burgundy is home to the greatest Gamay produced in the world, the wines of Beaujolais are adored by wine drinkers. This thin-skinned, low tannin grape produces wines of great purity and fruit forward personality, with Beaujolais constantly being the benchmark for great Gamay.
Today the wines of Beaujolais are known for their freshness and quality, however this was not always the case as in 1395 the Gamay grape was outlawed by the Duke of Burgundy for being ‘a very bad and disloyal plant’. Over the centuries passed Beaujolais has progressed, utilizing methods such as carbonic maceration, and hand farming, and some talented winemakers, the region of Beaujolais is home to some of the most sought after wines in France and across the globe.
With 99% of wine produced in Beaujolais made the Gamay, many different styles are produced across the region. Now home to 10 different Cru’s, each with their own unique style, from the deep, earthy expressions of Morgon to the delicate, perfumed wines of Chiroubles and everything in between.
Join us here at The Oak Barrel’s tasting room on the 5th of September to taste through 8 different wines from Beaujolais and take an in depth look into this exciting French region.
This will be an informative and approachable tasting with no prior knowledge required or assumed.
Wines to be tasted on the night -
*To be announced*
What - Exploring the Wines of Beaujolais
When - Thursday 5th September
Where - The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth st, Sydney
Cost - $35 members / $45 guests