The village of Vaux-en-Beaujolais was the inspiration for Gabriel Chevalier’s classic novel, Clochemerle. It seems that really very little has changed here since Chevalier wrote his humorous social observation in the 1920’s! Maybe that’s true when it comes to the inhabitants of the village but it’s certainly not the case when it comes to wine-making. Situated at about 400 metres above sea-level, the vineyards are some of the highest in the Beaujolais region and there are approximately six grower-winemakers in the village, all of whom are highly regarded. This is indeed Beaujolais ‘profond’!
This wine is 30% Auxerrois, 30% Muller Thurgau (a crossing of Riesling and Chasselas), 30% Tokay Pinot Gris and 10% Gewurztraminer.
Full of flavour, with a very dry finish.
One doesn’t need anything to pair with this. Unless you have two bottles. One before and one during your meal. We showed extreme constrain and only had our usual one glass with dinner (scallops and couscous) and saved the other half for the next night with pasta.
Chateau Vaux Beaujolais