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Beaujolais Nouveau 'French Kiss Kanon' — Gamay 2021


A Wine That

is best described as Disco Juice. If The Bee Gees were a wine, this would be it — get your best moves ready. A Nouveau wine, this is essentially a baby wine — so everything you'll get from this will be explosive fruit, almost as though you're still tasting the berries from the vines. Think raspberry sorbet and about as much energy as you can squeeze into one bottle. We'll be dancing with this in our glass — we hope you'll join us!

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  • Winemaker: Raphaël Saint-Cyr
Beaujolais Nouveau 'French Kiss Kanon' — Gamay - 2021









Slightly chilled







Where and How?

This is a Nouveau wine - meaning a young wine that is released in the same year that it was harvested (always on the third Thursday of November in Beaujolais' case). It is a fun wine made to celebrate the hard work of the growers, and it's the first wine that gives an insight into the vintage.
Raphaël St Cyr's example comes from organic vineyards planted in the south of Beaujolais on clay-limestone soils. Raphaël himself planted them in 2010, 2015 and 2016, using massale selection from a 70-year-old vineyard in Bellevue that his great-grandfather planted.
Grapes were chilled overnight before adding CO2 gas and doing a cold maceration for just a few days to retain a bright pink colour and create a wine on the lighter side. The wine is cold stabilised before bottling. Low sulfites; less than 10mg SO2 total (almost undetectable).

The Winemaker: Raphaël Saint-Cyr

Raphaël smiles a lot. His kind aura radiates throughout the room and bounces off the walls. He is also very tall and clearly extremely strong. This is a true farmer who spends his life amongst the vines. Being with him feels somewhat like being in the presence of a gentle giant - like Roald Dahl’s book the BFG. Just like in the book, we feel pretty comfortable that if the evil giants were to come after us, Raphaël would protect us.
We are at his domaine, a humble place with a tasting room for passers-by, in the south of Beaujolais. He takes us on a vineyard walk. His vineyards are the antithesis of the grey, herbicide-treated vineyards of neighbouring vineyards that we drove past earlier. They seem to exude a buoyant energy, not dissimilar to Raphaël’s own energy. He is bouncing along with huge strides, even though it’s a cold, bleak and pouring with rain. His vineyards are full of life; there is greenery everywhere; and we can’t help but notice how spongy and alive the soil seems to be. His bouncy pace is contagious and we feel ourselves bouncing along with him.


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