Richard Rottier’s Beaujolais Villages is an impressively well-structured wine. It does have some tannins, yet still maintains a rich fruit taste that are still young, fresh and very vibrant. The fruit that this wine gives off is of red and young blackberries, fresh, juicy and full of that acidic flavour you get when they are picked straight from the bush. Fresh cherries and fresh blackberries are notable fruits apparent in this wine. This bottle of Beaujolais Village has fresh, mouth-watering acidity and holds a firm backdrop. The wine, with its balanced tannins and rich, fruity body can be drunk now, however it has huge potential for ageing.
This Beaujolais -Villages by Richard Rottier’s is from a granite terroir situated just next to the Moulin-a-vent appellation which is one of Beaujolais notable premie appellation villages and is producing fabulous wines, enjoying the same climate and similar soils to its neighbouring big brother. Like all of Rottier’s vineyards, this wine is certified organic!! As well as being suitable for vegans.
The entire crop is hand-picked and carefully sorted – once in the field and once in the winery – before being put into VATS, which the grapes are stored in and are temperature controlled. This method allows for the fruit aromas as well as subtle and delicate aromatic reminders of the Moulin-a-vent terroir to be gently extracted from the grapes. The final and perfect balance of our wines is achieved through temperature-controlled fermentation and barrel ageing throughout the whole winter season. After production, the villages it is subjected to carbonic maceration before being aged in oak for 3 months which helps round off the tannins – this gives the wine its complex body and balanced palate.