La Rose Pourpre Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes 2016

15.99 12.79



The colour, appropriately, is vivid crimson/purple, quite deep for a Beaujolais. The nose is elegant and expressive with a fine mix of blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, and fleshy white fruits like pear and peach. Full and round on the palate with mouth-filling fruit, hints of violet and spice, all brought together by fine tannins and a crisp, lively acidity. This is old-vine (vieilles vignes) Gamay, a minimum 40 years old, so rich in terroir expression.

Chill lightly in summer to accentuate the vibrant fresh fruits, or enjoy at room temperature in the winter for the more savoury elements.

  • Dry, ripe, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Cork

Producer: Vignerons de Buxy

Founded on 30 June 1931, by 98 pioneer wine growers from Buxy and some surrounding areas, the Cave des Vignerons de Buxy was created thanks to the determination of the Côte Chalonnaise winegrowers to pool their talents in a common project and make their wine, tend to their vines and sell and market their produce together. The story behind this company is one of an human and social endeavour stretching back over 80 years.

In the initial years their financial resources were very limited and it was only the energy and tenacity of these first wine growers that kept the Cooperative going. In 2004 the winery built a 33,000-hl capacity vathouse for both red and white wines on the Buxy site, boasting temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats along with a pneumatic pressing station.

In 2011 the winery proudly turned 80 years old and counted over 272 family-run domaines among its members, working the vines as their fathers used to do. Every year Alain Pierre, the oenologist for the Cave des Vignerons de Buxy, reappraises past approaches and cedes the upper hand to Nature, allowing the full character of the wine to shine through.

More Vignerons de Buxy Wines →

Sign-up for our Newsletter

Like what you see? Sign up for our weekly newsletters for the latest special offers, case deals, new arrivals, bin ends and exclusive discounts.

Privacy Policy

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Content ©2019 Curious Wines Ltd. and Partners |Company registered in Ireland No. 462257

Tramore Commercial Park, Tramore Road, Cork, T12 X893, Ireland | 1800 99 18 44 | Intl: +353 21 432 0233