Saint-Amour is the most northerly of the ten Beaujolais Cru areas and is one of the region’s top rated vineyards. Saint-Amour’s granitic clay and schist soils are often credited with the particular wine style produced from the vines here. These range from brightly coloured, fruity and floral examples through to fuller-bodied, more spicy and richly complex wines that can be aged for four to five years.
A large quantity of white Beaujolais Blanc is also made from Saint-Amour’s vineyards, mostly from Chardonnay and Aligote grapes.
The wines of Beaujolais Cru are both different in style and of a higher quality than is generally associated with the region and most producers move away from overt references to the generic title and prefer instead to use the name of a particular cru.
We have recently selected these wines from Domaine Du Penlois based in Lancie, Beaujolais
A fuller bodied, more spicy and richly complex style with lovely floral fruit
A pale straw colour with almond and grapefruit aromas