Aged in large 130-gallon wood vats, this is Beaujolais made in a Burgundian style. It has ripe red fruits, a firm structure to allow aging and concentration. It will develop over the next two years to give a generous rich wine. This is Drouhin's second vintage of handling the vines, wines and marketing in partnership with the Hospices de Belleville charity. Drink from 2018.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.