Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Cte De Brouilly for Thanksgiving

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Cte De Brouilly for Thanksgiving

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If you're looking for a red wine that would go with your Thanksgiving turkey as well as the sweet and savory sides, consider a wine from France's Beaujolais, the most southern region in Burgundy. Unlike the rest of Burgundy, where pinot noir is king of the red wines, the gamay grape rules in Beaujolais. Gamay produces fresh, fruity easy-to-drink reds that are lighter in body and best served cool. Basic wines from this area are labeled Beaujolais, but the highest quality ones come from 10 designated areas known as crus that have their own appellations and distinctive personalities.

Among the best come from Cte de Brouilly, which is different than the cru of Brouilly. The reds from Cte de Brouilly tend to be more concentrated and fuller in body. Although Beaujolais wines are best consumed young, those from Cte de Brouilly can age for several years. …

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