A Guide To Our Favorite Beaujolais Producers

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For a wine that makes sense in every situation, look no further than Beaujolais. These juicy, Gamay-based wines are the definition of versatile; refreshing, food-friendly, and insanely drinkable.

Gamay All Day

Though only a hop, skip, and jump away from Burgundy, the Beaujolais couldn’t be any more different. Here, granitic soils dominate the vine-entangled slopes of the region’s ten crus, with remnant streaks of Burgundian limestone scattered throughout the hillsides. Slight maritime influences push their way through the region’s predominantly continental climate, allowing grapes to reach their full, succulent potential.

When in doubt, Gamay is always a safe bet. The grape’s juicy fruit-forwardness and naturally low tannins make the wine extremely approachable, whether food is or is not alongside it on the table. Each cru brings a distinct expression and ageability to the bottle, making this small yet fierce region a safety net for collectors, wine novices, and immediate drinkers alike.

 

10  CRUS

18K  HECTARES OF VINE

34  MILES LONG
Map of Beaujolais in France | Verve Wine

Our Favorite Producers

We believe that great wine is crafted by the hands of exceptional winemakers. The producers below have been carefully curated just for you.

Yann Bertrand, Beaujolais, France | Verve Wine
The young & very talented Yann Bertrand.
 
Icons

Legendary producers with unmatchable prestige; cellar necessities.

  • JEAN FOILLARD
  • MARCEL LAPIERRE
  • CLOS DE LA ROILETTE

 

Inspirations

Innovative producers who make us think; impressive and influential.

  • JEAN-LOUIS DUTRAIVE
  • PIERRE COTTON

 

Insiders

Up and coming producers just for you; our personal recommendations.

  • YANN BERTRAND
  • JUSTIN DUTRAIVE
  • JULIEN SUNIER
  • MEE GODARD