This Beaujolais blanc Chardonnay was produced in the most northern tip of the Beaujolais wine region, where white wines from here are generally light and fresh. Didier Desvignes Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay is manually harvested, with selective sorting of the whole bunches, and the grapes are directly pressed. The must is then stocked in stainless steel vats to preserve the fresh, fruity flavours. The deposits are allowed to settle and are then racked. The Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay 2013 is pale lemon in colour, with an elegant nose of white flowers and green pear. In the mouth it is fresh and crisp, with lemon and apple. Totally scrumptious. Goes well with scallops, oysters and all grilled fish.
Didier Desvignes Chiroubles Nature Sans Soufre 2015 is a natural wine with no added sulfur. This producer believes that great wines are produced from healthy and mature grapes, and treats each parcel of vines according to its needs. Chiroubles is made from the Gamay grape (or Gamay Noir à jus blanc), which produce the lighter red wines of northern Beaujolais. We can't get enough of this wine. It is a fabulous vibrant magenta in colour, and has an almost mouth-watering aroma of strawberry sherbert bon bons, flowers and wild red fruits. It is light in body with good flavour, not too weak like some wines from this area. Slightly floral, with wild strawberries and red cherry which combined make for a deliciously aromatic and satisfying wine. This Chiroubles is great to drink slightly chilled on a hot day.
Didier Desvignes Beaujolais Villages rosé 2014 follows on from the Morgan appellation area, giving this rosé subtle fruity and rounded flavours. This Beaujolais Villages rosé is a very pale salmon pink, is delicately light, with fresh subtle fruit flavours. I would say that this wine gives a Provence rosé a decent run for its money. Fabulous served with seafood and fish or just drink as an aperitif. The bottle alone, with its glass cork (handy as you don't need a corkscrew) is a good enough reason to buy this wine – a definite show stopper.
Didier Desvignes Fleurie Nature 2014 Didier Desvignes Fleurie Nature is manually harvested, with selective sorting in whole bunches. Fermentation takes place without sulphur for 6-7 days. It has a very fresh and exquisitely fruity aroma of wild red berries, and is a perfect red for summer. On the palate it is light, fresh and fruity, with light tannins, and is refreshingly divine if drank slightly chilled. Although don’t over chill so as not to distract from those lovely wild red fruits.