“Dark ruby. Pungent cherry pit, blackberry, licorice and violet aromas and flavors, complicated by floral pastille and mineral nuances. Puts on weight and spreads out slowly with air, showing no loss of vivacity or definition. Juicy, concentrated and sharply focused, offering excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence.” ~J.R.
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Country: France Region: Beaujolais Stephane Aviron
Stéphane Aviron has adopted an almost radical return to tradition in Beaujolais: sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. His cru Beaujolais drink like fine Burgundy.
Historically considered "poor man's Burgundy," a modern movement toward fruity, simple, quaffing wines boosted sales but eroded the region's traditional quality. Stéphane Aviron has reversed the trend. By focusing on the Beaujolais village crus, the best sites for unique, expressive wines, and finding old parcels of vines, Aviron creates very expressive, age-worthy wines relying on traditional and new methods, including organic and biodynamic vineyard management. All wines are labeled "Vieilles Vignes," old vines, because the vines are at least 40 years old. Stéphane Aviron's wines are authentic in every way.