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1

When was Beaujolais Nouveau first authorized?

1951

2

When is Beaujolais Nouveau released?

The third Thursday in November.

3

Beaujolais Crus North to South

Saint-Amour
Julienas
Chenas
Moulin-a-Vent
Fleurie
Chiroubles
Morgon
Regnie
Cote de Brouilly
Brouilly

4

What % of Beaujolais is planted to gamay?

95.00%

5

How many communes qualify for Beaujolais-Villages?

38

6

What was the last harvest that aligote was authorized for the whites of Beaujolais?

2004

7

The Crus of Beaujolais are authorized for what style?

Rouge only.

8

What are the mountains of Beaujolais, and how high are they?

Literally, les monts du Beaujolais (mountains and AOC are named for the commune of Beaujeu).
1,000M

9

What are the departments of Beaujolais?

Saône et Loire, Rhône

10

What is Inter-Beaujolais?

The regional trade organization of Beaujolais; it is administered separately from the BIVB.

11

Where is La Madone?

Fleurie

12

Where is Les Capitans?

Juliénas

13

Which cru of Beaujolais is entirely sited within the Saône et Loire department?

Saint Amour

14

What is the cooperative of Juliénas?

La Cave des Producteurs de Juliénas

15

What is the smallest cru of Beaujolais?

Chénas

16

Producers of Chénas are allowed to label as what neighboring cru? What is the stipulation?

Moulin-a-Vent
They must be in the commune of Chénas itself, not La Chappelle-de-Guinchay

17

What are the communes of Moulin-à-Vent?

Chénas
Romanèche-Thorins

18

What is the geologic makeup of Moulin-à-vent?

Soft pink granite (gore) with significant manganese

19

What does manganese do to the soils of Moulin-à-Vent?

In higher concentrations, it is toxic to vines - stunts growth and naturally limits yields.

20

What is Château des Jacques?

Jadot’s Beaujolais property, located in Moulin-à-Vent.

21

What is the largest cooperative in Beaujolais?

La Cave des Producteurs des Grands Vins de Fleurie

22

What is the highest elevation cru in Beaujolais?

Chiroubles (250-450M)
Consequently, also the coolest, generally producing the lightest wines.

23

What is roche pourrie?

“Rotten rock” - iron-rich schist and basalt with manganese; backbone of the Côte du Py

24

What is the soil makeup of Morgon outside the Côte du Py?

Granite, clay, and alluvials

25

What are the soils of the Côte de Brouilly?

Schist and grey-blue diorite rock (intrusive igneous rock). The AOC covers the upper slopes of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly (brûlé)