Beaujolais and Mâcon wine

Our wines

For lovers of fine wines, and for those who have enjoyed them at the hotel,
here’s our selection of wines.
Brouilly

Brouilly

All the charm of a really French-style wine

Very influenced by its four terroirs varying from pink granite to marl/limestone, Brouilly has an intense, deep ruby colour, with aromas that are more fruity than floral, with clear suggestions of red berry fruits, of plum, and even a few mineral notes revealing the bouquet of the Gamay grape variety. This wine is produced by 400 wine-growers. With its well-integrated tannins, it offers finesse and delight. An odd fact: none of the communes in this appellation actually bear this name. The southernmost and most extensive of the fine wines in Beaujolais in fact gets its name from Mont Brouilly, where Brulius, a lieutenant in the Roman army, had his headquarters.

Chiroubles

Chiroubles

Infinitely indulgent!

Around 80 wine-growers produce this ruby-red wine, with its aromas dominated by violet, iris, lily-of-the-valley, and peony. Its flavours of red berry fruits express the Gamay grape variety remarkably well. Chiroubles has an opulent quality, giving wine-lovers the pleasant sensation of sliding across the palate. Soft, fruity, with youthful freshness, it comes from poor, shallow soils that are remarkably homogeneous. Hard up against the Beaujolais hills, this is the highest appellation, lying at an altitude between 250 m and 450 m. Because the temperatures in Chiroubles are lower than the other areas in Beaujolais, grape harvesting for this wine is later, around a week after the general announcement to start the harvest has been given in the wine-growing region.

Fleurie

Fleurie

Divine landscapes for these feminine wines

Grown by 150 professionals on pink granite soil, from which Fleurie gets its deep carmine red colour, along with its floral, fruity aromas of iris, violet, rose, red fruits, and bush peaches. Overall, it combines elegance and finesse with a silky full body. Tending towards spicy notes as it ages, this wine benefits from the specific geography of its location, up against the mountain ridges of Avenas, Durbize, and les Labourons. The appellation, the name of which refers to a Roman legionnaire and not a bunch of flowers, has 13 different ‘climates’ leading to as many distinctive wines, including la Madone, Grille-Midi, La Chapelle des Bois, and Champagne.

Morgon

Morgon

All the strength of a sure winner!

Referring to the village of Villié-Morgon that lies at the heart of the fine wine areas in Beaujolais, Morgon is produced by 250 wine-growers. It has a deep garnet colour and gives off aromas of ripe stone fruits like cherries, peaches, apricots, and plums. This wine is the most extensive after Brouilly. Rich, powerful, and full-bodied, with a solid structure, it expresses all the characteristics of its terroir. Overlooked by the Mont du Py, the plots of “rotten rock” formed from schists and very old igneous rocks are divided into six quite distinct ‘climates’, the most famous of which is the Côte du Py. Suitable for laying down (5–10 years), Morgon is perhaps the wine that best expresses its terroir, to the point that the growers of this wine have invented a word to describe it, when it is at its peak: they say that the Morgon “morgonnes”, and many wine experts have taken up the term.

Régnié

Régnié

Wines that are really quite something!

Produced by 120 wine-growers, Régnié is a well-rounded, perfumed wine with good length that is appreciated by tasters. Its colour varies between cherry and ruby red. It gives off aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, sloe, blackberry, and blackcurrant, with a spicy, mineral note. A subtle balance of red berry fruits, fresh and structured by fine tannins, Régnié comes from south-east facing vineyards, growing at an altitude of 350 m on a pink granite that is rich in mineral elements. It can be enjoyed young, and up to 5 years old.

Chénas

Chénas

Great wines have their secrets

Produced by 200 wine-growers across Chénas in the département of Rhône and la Chapelle-de-Guinchay in Saône-et-Loire, Chénas has a ruby colour tinged with garnet, and floral aromas of peony and rose, tinged with spicy, woody notes as it ages. A generous, full-bodied wine for laying down, it is nonetheless soft on the palate. On the rolling slopes where oak trees once stood, the vines of this appellation nourish the rarest of the fine wines of Beaujolais, fine and distinctive. Legend even has it that the grape variety got its name because of this wine: when a wine-maker storing his wine in a cask dipped into it, he tasted, tasted, and kept on tasting until he started singing all the notes of the scale (gamut > Gamay).

Côte de Brouilly

Côte de Brouilly

Great wines have their summit!

In the care of 85 wine-growers, Côte de Brouilly has a purple colour, with aromas of grapes and iris; a delicate, nervy taste, provided you let these wines age so they can develop their elegant palate. Coming from diorites and schists, the soil on the slopes of Mont Brouilly varies between blue stone and marbled green stone also called ‘green horn’.

Juliénas

Juliénas

Some wines are just full of character!

Over 60 wine-growers produce Juliénas, undoubtedly at the origin of the wine-growing tradition in Beaujolais. Marked by the greatest diversity of soils in the whole Beaujolais wine-growing region, this wine has an intense, deep ruby colour, and aromas of strawberry, violet, cinnamon, redcurrant, and peony, releasing a taste that is fleshy and full-bodied, discreetly spicy, with good length. Grown at an altitude of 230–430 m, the vines are split between soils of granite origin in the west and sedimentary soils in the east. It’s best to leave them to mature in the bottle for 2–3 years in order for the nuances of vanilla and spices to express themselves.

Moulin-à-vent

Moulin-à-vent

Some wines are just full of character!

300 wine-growers hold the key to the most prestigious of the fine wines of Beaujolais. The Moulin-à-vent growing area spreads across just the two communes of Romanèche-Thorins in the département of Saône-et-Loire and Chénas in Rhône. With a colour varying between deep ruby and dark garnet, this wine gives off floral, fruity aromas of violet and cherry when young, later taking on a number of flavours common to iris, spices, and ripe fruit, and even faded rose, truffle, and musk, not to say venison. Full-bodied and complex, Moulin-à-vent is the perfect wine for laying down, up to 10 years, depending on the vintage. Fed from the coarse, friable pink granite sands called gore or sandstone, infiltrated with veins of manganese, undoubtedly the source of these characteristics, Moulin-à-vent is an intense, tannic wine. As for many of the more robust wines, it is said of this wine too that with age, it tends to ‘pinote’, thus getting closer to its Burgundy neighbours as it evokes the aromas of cherries typical of the Pinot grape variety.

Saint-Amour

Saint-Amour

All the tenderness of intense reds

Grown by only about fifty wine-growers on soils of granite, clay, and schist, Saint-Amour gives two types of wines with a sparkling ruby red colour and a floral, fruity taste. Depending on the wine-making method chosen, the wine-growers produce tender wines with aromas of red fruits, peony, peach, very distinctive and complex, coming from short maceration. These are best drunk within 12–15 months. The powerful wines, on the other hand, are very rounded and full-bodied, marked with aromas of kirsch, spice, and reseda. They reach their best around 4–5 years from harvest, depending on the vintage. The home of Saint-Amour is one of the smallest appellations in Beaujolais, rubbing shoulders with the terroirs of Saint-Véran. People look forward to this wine for St Valentine’s Day.

Beaujolais White

Beaujolais White

Light gold, an elegant bouquet mingling scents of blossom with a finish marked by its freshness.
This wine my be drunk very young, but can also be kept for 2–4 years. Serve at 10°C.
Very pleasant as an aperitif. Goes wonderfully well with Carpaccio of scallops, oysters, fish with sauce.

Saint-Véran

Saint-Véran

This Saint-Véran is very pleasant, with its distinctive Chardonnay background that gives an elegant framework throughout tasting. It is a full wine, with a lovely bouquet of blossom and a finish bursting with freshness. It may be kept 2–3 years.

Pouilly-Fuissé

Pouilly-Fuissé

Full of lemony zest, this Pouilly-Fuissé develops notes of fresh hazelnut and chalk that reflect its terroir. Medium-weight on the palate, it’s sure please lovers of fine, not too woody Pouillys. It goes well with dishes with flavours from the ocean, raw or cooked (shellfish, mussels, soft- and hard-shell clams), seafood (whelks, prawns, oysters), hot and cold shellfish (lobster, spiny lobster), raw and marinated fish and/or carpaccio

Crémant de Bourgogne

Crémant de Bourgogne

Blanc de Blanc

Here we have a 100 % Chardonnay blanc de blancs, light yellow with silvery glints, which has a sense of rhythm: bubbles, foam, all singing all dancing. The distinctive bouquet expresses ripe pears, which appear on the palate lending their flavour to the quite fresh, supple substance. A crémant to accompany a meal