Situated at the southern-most tip of Burgundy, Beaujolais is one of France’s most seductive reds. Loved for its luscious, silky fruit character, it’s a style of wine “you can never have enough of” (Jancis Robinson MW). Indeed, she gives this “sweet-fruited” and “lively” example from the region’s prized Moulin-à-Vent cru (the ‘King of Beaujolais’) an impressive 16.5 out of 20.
Beaujolais is “one of the great wine bargains” (Jancis Robinson) and there’s no better match to BBQ pork or duck. But you’ll have to be quick for this one! Only 30 cases are available in Hong Kong – hurry to secure your share!
Taking its name from the ancient mill that sits prominently on one of its hills, Moulin-à-Vent is known as the 'King of Beaujolais'. The most velvety and voluptuous of the crus and the most age-worthy, its wines can have a gorgeous Burgundy-like richness. It's one of the most easterly of the cru villages and boasts crumbly pink granite soils, with seams of manganese. These make for luscious, velvety reds with the grip for potential cellaring.
This star example is made at the Cave du Château de Chénas in a year that saw not a drop of rain from 20th June until post harvest. Whole grape fermented for maximum fruit and aged in barrel like Burgundy, you can look forward to a silken texture and delicious red fruits that make it a great match with BBQ pork or duck. Smooth, elegant, delicious!
“This is the finest Beaujolais Cru I've tasted for some time. I have never understood why people pay a fortune for Burgundy when wine of this quality is available from the neighboring region …” (Customer Review).
Want to taste the King of Beaujolais and enjoy a tantalising taste of Muscadet as well? You must hurry – or risk missing out. Put your order in as soon as you can!
If you want crisp, dry and appetising in a wine, you can hardly do better than Muscadet. Having in the past lost out to New World wines, its winemakers are working extremely hard to win consumers back. Quality and value have never been better. Robert Parker described this appellation’s wines as “probably the world’s greatest white wine value”, while wine writer Hugh Johnson said “I can think of nothing more refreshing”. The region is the most westerly in the Loire, closest to the Atlantic, so its wines always seem to hint of the sea.