Beaujolais – mapped and sipped
Updated: Dec 8, 2017
The very lovely (and talented) Julia Harding must share a similar excitement for maps- or is it everyone in the wine industry? The Beaujolais region has undertaken a very exciting project where they have mapped the soils of every single vineyard in order to better understand all 10 Crus.
As Julia explains, " The maps are all part of a wider project to both understand and explain the influence of the extremely varied soils and topography of the region, long overdue given the complexity of the area and the increasing sophistication and popularity of its wines at a time when the top, terroir-driven wines are still so much more affordable than similar quality wines from Burgundy or Bordeaux."
She came along to our tasting, on June 6th, of almost 200 Beaujolais wines, from across all of the Crus and a scattering of Village level too. Below is a link to 93 of those wines' scores (and some pictures of these very in depth maps).