Decoding the terroir of Beaujolais
Edinburgh - Monday 6 July 2020


Discover the versatility of the Gamay grape, which reaches its peak expression in the terroirs of Beaujolais. Join Anne McHale MW for a masterclass on Monday 6th July 2020 at 3PM

Nestled between Burgundy to the North and the Rhône to the South, Beaujolais is home to 12 appellations, including Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, and the 10 Crus. Go back in time and travel through the region with wines from several appellations and outstanding vintages from 2015 to 2018.

These historical vintages delivered exceptional wines in Beaujolais. The 2018 vintage gave ripe, fruity wines, with perfect balance. In 2017, volumes were smaller than usual but of fantastic quality: concentrated, structured, aromatic, with refreshing acidity.

In 2016, a hot year in Beaujolais, wines were fruity, fresh and round, with supple and silky tannins. In 2015, they were generous, smooth, complex, rich yet perfectly balanced, with great ageing potential. From the one grape, Gamay, is born a whole range of wines able to satisfy any consumer’s taste preference for all seasons and any occasion.

This masterclass is a must for anyone willing to rediscover Beaujolais and interested in offering premium wines from France.

The masterclass will be presented by Anne McHale MW who dedicated her Master of Wine dissertation to Beaujolais Wines: “Beaujolais in UK market: UK wine trade attitudes and future prospects”. Anne worked at Berry Bros. Rudd for ten years before moving into consultancy and teaching WSET® courses as a Certified Educator. Sharing insider information, personal anecdotes and years of research, Anne will provide participants with a unique insight into the Beaujolais region.

Don’t miss out! Join the conversation and follow Beaujolais and Anne on Twitter: @beaujolaisUK and @annemchale – #gogamaygo


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Edinburgh Monday 6th July 2020 3-5pm Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
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For more information on the tasting please contact:
Joanna Sykes-Darmon, account manager at Sopexa.