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Domaine de Mont Joly "La Pointe" Beaujolais Villages 2018

Domaine de Mont Joly "La Pointe" Beaujolais Villages 2018

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From 48-year-old vines, La Pointe is a true terroir wine made using 100% Gamay grapes. If you think Gamay and Beaujolais are all about light coloured and light flavoured wines, think again. The colour is purple tinged with violet. The nose is bursting with bright red strawberry fruit, peony and violets. The palate is fruity with touches of minerality and there are soft, well integrated tannins.

JB does all the vineyard work; he finds this to be the best way of ensuring the quality and sustainability of the grapes. Using an agroforestry system, he replicates what can be observed in the wild forest. This helps the vines to grow strong without spraying chemicals on the ground and without ploughing the earth (which would damage the soil structure).

Cover crops help the fauna to naturally fight against pests. The cover crop also competes with the vines which keeps the yields low.

This is a wine to drink young, which will be drinking well until 2025.

Perfect to start a meal with a plate of charcuterie and some cornichons.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%
Current Stock: 85
BIN: BTL-0305
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Style: Red
Designation: AOC Beaujolais-Villages

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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.


Jean-Baptiste Bachevillier, Domaine de Mont Joly

JB is an artisan. His aim is to make the finest "terroir" wine in Beaujolais. Wine which is made in the vineyard: the grapes are hand harvested, he uses no additives, minimal fining, and as little sulphur as possible. He is the eighth generation of the Bechvillier family to farm the vines at Mont Joly, but the first since 1873 to own the vineyard, purchasing the land before he was 30 and realising his childhood dream.