Beaujolais Villages 2016

Stéphane Aviron

Terroir: The Stéphane Aviron Beaujolais Villages is sourced from two of the best terroirs of the appellation, both with old vines averaging at least 50 years in age. The vines in the commune of Quincié have sandy, granite soils and the commune of Lantignié has clay and limestone soils with favorable southwest exposure.

Vinification: Whole clusters of grapes are fermented, and then macerated for six days to extract characters of fruit and finesse. The wine is aged in cement tanks to retain the purity of the fresh fruit. The wine shows great finesse, elegance and a very “easy drinking” nature.

Additional Information

This big-shouldered Beaujolais is typical of the quality. Rich in tannins, firm acidity and sweet strawberry fruit.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaujolais Villages
  • Winemaker: Stéphane Aviron
  • Sustainability: Biodynamic Practices
  • Avg Vine Age: 65+ years
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
    "Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Cherry pit, blackberry and a hint of earthiness on the nose and in the mouth. Shows good heft and a touch of warmth. A peppery element adds bite to the finish, which is given shape by dusty, slow-building tannins."
  • Score: 88 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
    "The 2016 Beaujolais-Villages displays pretty aromas of cherries and dried flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and juicy palate, concluding with a pure and precise finish."

Links/Trade Tools