Looking to branch out from Pinot Noir? Try Gamay. The Barton & Guestier Beaujolais Les Violettes is a good place to start.
Sample submitted for review. The Barton & Guestier Beaujolais Les Violettes has an SRP of $12 and is available for for as low as $7. Imported by Barton & Guestier USA.
The first barrels of wine marked with Thomas Barton’s own seal left from the port of Bordeaux in 1725. Almost 300 years later, Thomas’s pioneering spirit is still inspiring us. Our taste for innovation and our pursuit of quality have remain unchanged. We are proud to offer you this collection of fine French Appellation wines that we have carefully vinified in order to reflect the very best of their terroir. Violets are famous for their intense aromas, also typical of Beaujolais.
An explosion of red fruits (raspberry, cherry) on the nose with nice violet notes.
Well-balanced on the palate with a nice freshness and a long fruity finish.
Salads, cold meats, grilled poultry. Best served between 57 and 61F.
Gamay is a red-skinned grape that produces lighter-bodied wines. While it used to be synonymous with Beaujolais, we’ve encountered excellent examples from a number of unexpected places as of late (Slovenia for example).
The 2017 Barton & Guestier Beaujolais Les Violettes begins with a pleasing aroma of black cherry, licorice, violets, and some nice earthiness. The wine tastes smooth, simple and delicious. Filled with lots of berry fruit flavors it even has hints of banana and bubblegum. With soft tannins this one is very easy to drink but it actually has some nice depth of flavor too which you don’t always find in Beaujolais at this price point. It ends dry with a bit of earthy spice under the long, lingering fruit. This is a great wine for this low price!
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