Domaine Longère Beaujolais-Villages Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine represents a classic Beaujolais-Villages, namely to obtain the fruit/tannin balance.
- The scarlet ruby suggests a wine where the fruity character dominates. Confirmation with the nose.
- Can be kept for 2 to 3 years.
- Suggested serving temperature is 12°C or 53-54°F.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay Noir
Elaboration: The grapes are harvested and sorted manually. Vinification in whole bunches. Thermo-regulated tanks. 10 days of maceration. Bottling at the Domaine.
Tasting Notes: The scarlet ruby suggests a wine where the fruity character dominates. Confirmation with the nose in a basket of fruit register. The tender palate and delicately spicy finish signify a gourmet wine.
Domaine Longère is situated in the beautiful region of Beaujolais, south of Burgundy. The estate is split almost evenly between the adjacent villages of Perréon and Vaux-en-Beaujolais. Vaux-en-Beaujolais was the inspiration for the fictional town of Clochemerle in the 1934 satirical novel “Clochemerle” by Gabriel Chevallier. The region within the Beaujolais Villages appellation has been referred to as “Little Tuscany.”
Jean Luc Longère was born and raised in the heart of Beaujolais at Vaux en Beaujolais and is the sixth generation of vintners in his family on his mother’s side. Longere translates to ‘piece of fabric’ and honors his father’s family who were weavers. He took over the estate and its historic 1845 house in 1988 and operates it with his wife, Régine, and their daughter Lisa.
He considers himself a “wine artisan” and is the first in his family to sell wine directly to consumers from his manageable five-hectare estate. “I chose to keep the domaine small,” he says.