Juice 2018 Beaujolais Lantignié, Granit Rose, Frédéric Berne, Beaujolais, FRA
Grape 100% Gamay
Farming Practising Organic, Vegan
Tasting Note On the nose, there are notes of red berries. The palate is fresh and supple with fine tannins and a lifted acidity. There are flavours of raspberry with floral notes on the lingering finish.
Brought up on a farm in Beaujolais, Frédéric Berne has always had a natural connection with the land around him. Encouraged by his parents to do something different, and attracted by wine’s ability to express its surroundings, he decided to become a winemaker. After a few years working across southern Burgundy, Frédéric finally set up on his own in 2013. Inspired by the diversity of the granite soils in Lantignié (close to Régnié and Chiroubles), Frédéric established himself in the grounds of Château de Vergers, in the heart of the village.
We love showcasing young, up and coming producers who are passionate about expressing the notion of ‘terroirs’. Frédéric Berne is one such producer and Beaujolais runs through his veins having been born and raised there. In this particular wine Fred is showcasing the potential of the Lantignié sub region and it is due to wine makers such as him that many people are suggesting that it will be the next village to be elevated to ‘Cru’ status. We believe the wine is already at the standard of a Cru Beaujolais and at a fraction of the price!
Beaujolais lies just North of the culinary capital of France, Lyon. As you can imagine there are a plethora of regional pairings that we could talk about and the rich culinary history of this region arguably has no comparison. We are going simple to start and suggesting a massive plate of the local Charcuterie (Lyon is the home of Saucisson) with the pure red fruit flavours offsetting the saltiness of said plate whilst the acidity of the wine cuts through the richness and fattiness, helping tie everything together.