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Beaujolais Nouveau 2023, Domaine Bel Avenir


Beaujolais Nouveau 2023, Domaine Bel Avenir

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It’s that time again Le Beaujolais est Arrivé! 

Once again we have partnered with Cecile and Alain Dardenelli from Domaine Bel Avenir in La Chapelle de Guinchay, 3km east of Chenas.

Their grapes are harvested from vines planted on an array of different terroirs: siliceous clay (St Amour), granite (Chenas) and limestone. The couple own vineyards in the Beaujolais-Villages plain as well as in the Crus of Juliénas, Chénas, St Amour and Fleurie.

The growing season has been unusual this summer. It was a tough year, with lots of challenging weather, but Cecile Dardanelli selected the grapes carefully and crafted a wonderfully tasty wine.

Wine professionals have been sharing their thoughts on social media...

On Instagram basic_girl_drinks_wine said, "I was a little hesitant as I prefer spicy heavier reds ?. I loved this though! The bright reddy-pink wine is packed full of strawberry candy, sharp raspberry and a dash of cranberry...I'm a total convert ?." She went on to award it 9/10 in her interestingly named Poshed Pissed Rating.

Wine pro and journalist Joanna Simon was also full of praise, saying, "can’t think when I last enjoyed a Beaujolais Nouveau, but this is different. Proper wine. Thank you Domaine bel Avenir and Wickhams."

The Sunday Express columnist Dr Jamie Goode described it as a really good example of Nouveau, "on the nose it has a big impact of bubble-gum, raspberries and cherries... In the mouth it's fresh, vibrant, juicy and primary... I think it's a delicious example of Nouveau."

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Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13%
Designation: AOC Beaujolais-Villages
Current Stock: 431
BIN: BTL-0394
Style: Red

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Gamay is a thin, delicate purple-black skinned grape which is cylindrical and compact, surrounded by flat, fairly even-edged leaves.

Although granite soils seem to be its soil of choice, the variety is good at adapting. Half of the 30,000 hectares of Gamay planted worldwide are in the Beaujolais region of France, where it covers 98% of the areas that produce Beaujolais wine.


Beaujolais, France

The hilly Beaujolais vineyards stretch out from north to south over 55km, bordered to the west by the Massif Central, and to the east by the Saone river.

Beaujolais vineyards are emblematic in the French national landscape, but are still teeming with secrets to be unearthed. The region has a constent sense of welcome and sharing. Sculpted over centuries it is personified by its 12 AOCs.


Cécile Dardenelli, Domaine Bel Avenir

Cécile and her husband Alain are fourth generation winemakers. The estate was created by Albert Dardanelli in 1961. It has since expanded to 18 hectares with vineyards in the Beaujolais Crus of Morgon, St Armour, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié, Juliénas and Fleurie. Their daughter Laura is already working on the estate and she will become the fifth generation to run the domaine.

Customer Reviews

37 reviews
check icon verified Carol Baker 7th Jan 2023
Lovely wine first bought in November so glad to find some more
check icon verified Jane Caroline Stow 4th Jan 2023
As the order was a present for my cousin I am told it is excellent
check icon verified Trusted Customer 4th Jan 2023
Top company and brilliant service
check icon verified Gary Gray 5th Dec 2022
Excellent wine, just what I was looking for.
check icon verified james johnstone 3rd Dec 2022
Excellent taste and bouquet. Good Buy
check icon verified denise brown 30th Nov 2022
The Beaujolais Nouveau was absolutely exquisite. A well rounded fruity wine, no after-taste or acidity, enjoy on its own....Heaven.
check icon verified Trusted Customer 30th Nov 2022
Fresh, fruity, wine. The perfect nouveau!
check icon verified Trusted Customer 30th Nov 2022
Fresh, fruity, wine. The perfect nouveau!
check icon verified Eddie Weatherley 28th Nov 2022
First class service from start to finish.
check icon verified Chris Styles 26th Nov 2022
Not tried it yet. I'm in Kazakhstan just now!