Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe Aux Jacques 2022, Beaujolais, France

Made from 100% Gamay, the grapes for this special cuvée come mainly from the regions of Lantigne, Lancie and Regnie where the best Beaujolais Villages are located, on granite soils. Amongst the 22,000 ha of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region (south of Burgundy) about 6,000 ha use the name Beaujolais Villages A.O.C. – they are the intermediary between the straight Beaujolais and the 10 Crus. Nose: crushed summer berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and flecks of red cherry, fig and some rosemary and menthol. Palate: flecks of clove and cinnamon, red & black cherry, filigree tannins and tons of acid-driven freshness on a persistent finish. This is a brilliant house red, with lots of flavor without ever being unbalanced.