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


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