Étienne de Bailly Beaujolais-Villages 2015

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Étienne de Bailly Beaujolais-Villages 2015

“... the focused, snappy profile of well-crafted, traditional Beaujolais has now found favor among a new generation of wine lovers.”
– Wine Spectator

To sum up Beaujolais-Villages in a few words: It’s elegant, vibrant and (thanks to its trademark, juicy, red fruit characteristics) very food friendly. Finding a well-priced bottle from a small, quality-obsessed grower like Domaines Dominique Piron is a real treat, especially when it’s from an exceptional vintage like 2015 …

Dominique Piron is a 14th-generation winemaker whose ancestor, Etienne Bailly, was born in the Cru village of Morgon in 1590. La Revue du Vin, France’s top wine magazine, calls Dominique “a perfectionist whose wines merit the interest of fans in search of ample Beaujolais.” His tireless efforts to make “wine with the greatest respect for tradition and origin” (Bettane & Desseauve) led his peers to vote him in as President of Inter Beaujolais, the region’s trade body, in July 2016.

And with many of the region’s usually reserved growers hailing 2015 as ‘the vintage of the century,’ now is a fantastic time to taste Dominique’s craftsmanship. His Beaujolais-Villages (named in honor of Etienne) was made with Gamay grapes, grown on 50-year-old vines in Beaujeu, one of the appellation’s top spots, and sports layers of classic red currant and strawberry flavor, with Beaujolais’ trademark silky tannins.

Perfect for turkey, cheese plates, roasted pork and beyond. With limited cases imported and growing demand for excellent 2015, you’ll have to hurry for your share.