The main grape of Beaujolais, the Gamay (cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc) has a bad reputation.
More productive but sensitive to aging, it requires more attention to express its aromas.
Thus, Gamay is eradicated and banned from Burgundy by Philip the Bold [Duke of Burgundy].
His crime: to be a “disloyal” variety and its “very big and horrible bitterness” in 1395 !!! WOW !!!
But the Gamay produces fresh, varied, fresh, young, fruity and sometimes complex, even young!
© Etienne Ramousse Inter-Beaujolais