The acid and tannin profile, on most Beaujolias, makes this region one of the best for high quality wines that can be enjoyed young with a large variety of foods. Generally speaking the oak control is pulled back which allows the flavours to sing without much airing. The wines of today are now light years away from the poo that was being produced in the 80s and early 90s. That pick and flick nouveau style that almost killed the regions reputations has started to shift back the other way. Rolan Pignard makes some of the better examples and they are styled in a more wild and earth manner.
Domaine Roland Pignard Beaujolias Villages 2010
Funky man, just grab a chair and sit back and feel the fro. This wine makes me want to put on some comfortable clothes and sit on the porch with a large glass of wine with some cheeses. The structure is easy going and I guess that is why I feel that way. The flavour of earth, mushrooms, cranberry juice and dark cherries are intense yet light in weight. The flavour are fine and transition over well. While the gyserol mouth feel addes texture and increases the length.
Importer: Eurocentric Wine