Tag Archives: gamay

Winery Profile: Julien Sunier

Who: Julien Sunier   What: Fresh Face Spurring the Swell of Beaujolais   Where: Beaujolais, France   Why: Because this native Burgundian was set to inherit a hair salon from his parents, but he decided to dabble in wine instead … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Beaujolais

Where: About 75 miles south of the city of Beaune, Beaujolais caps the southern end of France’s Burgundy region.   What: Classic Gamay with climbing quality. For a while, Beaujolais had an oversimplified reputation. Quantity trumped quality in many parts, … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Belle Pente

Who: Belle Pente Winery and Vineyard (Pente rhymes with “want”)   What: Swapping High Tech for Low Tech and PCs for Pinots   Where: Yamhill-Carlton AVA (Willamette Valley), Oregon   Why: Because 20 years ago, Jill and Brian O’Donnell packed … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Burgundy

Where: In the middle of France, running roughly north to south from the town of Dijon to Lyon.   What: A collection of five individual sub-regions, all focused on the red grapes Pinot Noir and Gamay or the white grapes Chardonnay and … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Clos Roche Blanche

Who: Clos Roche Blanche   What: Free-Thinking Radical, Dedicated to the Dirt   Where: Touraine (Loire Valley, France)   Why: Because Clos Roche Blanche’s winemaker Didier Barrouillet will come right out and tell you that he thinks the concept of … Continue reading

Crispy Strawberry Beignets

These crispy beignets served with a fresh strawberry sauce are Chef Hayan’s twist on the classic jelly donut. With strawberries coming into season in May, they’re a perfect dish to serve for Mother’s Day. We like pairing it with a … Continue reading

Grape Files: Gamay

Color: Red   Grown in: Beaujolais (Burgundy, France); occasionally California   Profile: Juicy, fruity berry notes (of all colors), sometimes a meaty earthiness, with low acidity and tannins — which translates to really deliciously gulpable.   Two to try: Jean-Paul … Continue reading