2017 Beaujolais-Villages: New Chillable Summery Red. $16

We think summer wines should be refreshing, affordable, and served cool. Usually this means whites, and we’re thrilled about the new Sancerre we added to our site yesterday. But sometimes the menu or the moment calls for a red.

When that’s the case, we like something simple and chillable, and we’re excited about our newest addition to this category: Domaine Perrachon’s 2017 Beaujolais-Villages. Most of our wines from Perrachon are more serious and sophisticated than your average Beaujolais, but this one is pure uncomplicated enjoyment.



Most $16 Beaujolais is mass-market, large volume wine rushed to market soon after fermentation. Perrachon’s is a different sort, made with hand picked grapes from 45 year old vines. It shows all of the jubilant, carefree spirit of the region instead of the blandness of much cheap Beaujolais.

Perrachon’s 2017 Beaujolais Villages is juicy and refreshing. Unlike their more serious wines, it’s vat raised, and the vibrant ripe raspberry fruit shows through beautifully. The nose is clean and floral, and the mouth is cool, lively, and refreshing.

And at $16 this is a no brainer for a house summer red. Serve some from the fridge on a muggy afternoon and you’ll forget all about the heat.



Perrachon Beaujolais-Villages 2017

bottle price : $16


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