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Beaujolais whites a hit with independent retailers


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Beaujolais’ lesser-known whites are building up a following among independent wine merchants who praise the wines’ “sensible prices”, “food-friendly styles” and “consumer appeal”.

Made predominantly from Chardonnay, Beaujolais blanc and Beaujolais-Villages blanc are “well-suited to the British palate”, according to Mike Matthews from Clapham-based independent North & South Wines. The wines offer consumers “fresh acidity and minerality” with “really good balance”, he said during a Harpers/Inter Beaujolais merchants study trip to the region last week.

Celia Buridant from Sipp London described the whites as “food-friendly wines with good concentration and freshness”. Meirion Williams from Yapp Brothers added: “The whites are much more Burgundian in style” with good weight behind them.

For Christopher Piper from Devon-based Christopher Piper wines, Beaujolais blanc is a style that appeals to consumers because it challenges their preconception that Beaujolais only produces reds made from Gamay. “There is the curiosity level – people love trying something that is the reverse of the norm,” he said.

For more on this story, subscribe to Harpers Wine & Spirit.

Find out more about the trip by reading Laura Heywood’s blog.

Story by Laura Heywood

Courtesy of Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review

 harpers.co.uk

MAGICS EPIBLOG

Pssst! Don’t tell anyone but that knowledgeable sounding character mentioned above, Mike Matthews, that’s me.

We’ll just keep that between us. Alright!!

C'est tres magnifique.

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