Wed 09 Apr 2014

Postcard from Beaujolais


We love receiving postcards from our buyers on their travels. This one reads:

Spring in Beaujolais. There’s new growth on old vines on the Côte de Brouilly.

Marcel's view across a Côte de Brouilly vineyard

View across the Côte de Brouilly

Lovely wines from the 2013 vintage. Am especially thrilled by The Society’s Beaujolais-Villages, not to forget fab Chiroubles from Trenel. Fleurie from Jean-Paul Brun seemed v good. Needs a a little time still. Super Côte de Brouilly from Pavillon de Chavanne. But today belonged to Moulin-à-Vent. Three outstanding properties including Domaine Labruyère and Château de Moulin-à-Vent. All producing wines fully worthy of 1er Cru AOC. Great Moulin à Vent.

Marcel Orford Williams


  1. Brian Swann says:

    We will be visiting Burgundy with friends in early June! This roving report from Marcel merely brings mouth-watering thoughts concerning the tastings we are anticipating. Wonderful part of France, superb wine – what more could we ask for!

  2. John McLusky says:

    Ahh, I remember when….! Côte de Brouilly, since long my favourite Beaujolais Appellation and so difficult to get right

  3. Stephen Chapman says:

    On the subject of postcards, we visit Bordeaux and the Medoc after Easter, if any important discoveries I will certainly send you a post card.

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