Beaujolais Nouveau — Cuvée Fanchon 2020
A Wine That
is all about joy. In fact, we think it's impossible to drink this without smiling. With its bright cranberry flavours and almost citrus-like acidic boost, this is a bottle that'll make you hit the dancefloor (even if that dancefloor happens to be your kitchen floor).
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- Winemaker: Guy Breton
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. Guy Breton's Nouveau is from organically farmed Beaujolais-Villages plots.
Guy Breton is a revolutionary winemaker and farmer. Having grown up in Beaujolais, Guy himself admits he didn't even really like wine that much until he met the great late Jules Chauvet and fellow winemaker Marcel Lapierre in the early 80s. From spending time with them and tasting their wines, young Guy developed an obsession for Gamay. Together with a group of other winemaker friends, they made and farmed wine without chemicals, promoting natural farming methods, using natural yeasts only, and vinifying without sulphur. It is no exaggeration to say that from this group grew an entire movement - a movement that is today often dubbed "the natural wine movement," or in French, vin natur.
Today, the ever-humble Guy continues to farm and work in Villié-Morgon. Indeed, he might not even realise quite how famous he is in the wine world. His wines are listed in fine dining restaurants and trendy wine bars all around the world, and they continue to inspire wine drinkers and winemakers globally.