Stephane Aviron Saint-Amour Vieilles Vignes 2017
Stephane Aviron has made a radical return to tradition in Beaujolais by using sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines, and classic Burgundian techniques. He creates cru Beaujolais that are expressive, age-worthy, and drink like fine Burgundy wines. All of his vines are at least 40 years old. This is 100% Gamay from Saint-Amour, the most northerly of the crus. The vines produce light, charming wines with soft, juicy fruit.
The most northerly cru in the Beaujolais, approaching the clay-heavy terroir of the Macon district, produces wines that are at once heavier or coarser than the southerly crus, but also plusher and rounder. Aromas and flavors are of red fruits and spiced black cherry.