2017 –an exceptional vintage for the Beaujolais region
This very high quality vintage must go down as being amongst one of the very best in the last fifty years. Having said that, it is likely to result in some atypical wines, similar to the fabulous 2009’s. In the Beaujolais region overall, the harvest began during the last week in August and at Château de Grandmont, we decided to pick the grapes for our Beaujolais Villages Nouveau during the first week in September. The dry and very hot summer months leading up to the harvest meant that the bunches of grapes were compact, with relatively low amounts of juice, further concentrating an already ripe vintage. As one would expect, the sugar levels were very high and this meant that the alcoholic degree was also higher than usual, something that one can do nothing about, as it is mother nature who controls these things! Picking relatively early, compared to many of our neighbours and friends, meant that we were able to get the grapes into their vats, with a refreshing and balancing level of acidity, which will ensure that the ‘Nouveau’ wines are approachable, with a lovely depth and purity of fruit.
The 2017’s are deep-coloured with an impressive purple hue and have an excellent level of rich, ripe fruit. The wonderful thing about them is that, despite the ripeness of the grapes, they managed to keep a natural elegance. Excellent pH levels were seen throughout the vineyards at Château de Grandmont and much of this can be attributed to the on-going conversion into organic production, which will be certified(by Ecocert) for the 2018 vintage. This very special vintage will make some outstanding Beaujolais Nouveau that will appeal to a wide range of consumers. Enjoy and not with too much moderation!
Prices for 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau
AVAILABLE IN STELVIN SCREW CAP
Between 12-47 bottles: £105.12/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.76/ bt. inc. VAT)
Between 48-119 bottles: £102.12/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.51/ bt. inc. VAT)
120 bottles or more: £97.80/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.15/ bt. inc. VAT)
Will be during the week beginning 13th November. Under EC law, the wine may not be opened until 00.01hrs. on Thursday, 16th November, 2017. All delivery rates as per our web site or price list.
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