The long slow death of (Saint) Amour(?)

Update 15.2.2017(14.2.2017)billn

Saint Amour, today…


Will it really require the return of a few Mercedes 4×4 to resurrect one of the greatest wines of Beaujolais?

Fine writing from Aaron Ayscough…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “The long slow death of (Saint) Amour(?)”

  1. jhasenpflug14th February 2017 at 3:13 pmPermalinkReply

    You should contact Domaine de Pirolet in St. Amour. A new estate producing very fine wines, nominated last year as one of the best of the Jeunes Vignerons of Burgundy.

    • billn22nd February 2017 at 7:23 amPermalinkReply

      Hi Jerome
      I tasted the wine with Gregory this week – I’m not sure if he’s really classed as a jeune vigneron, but it is indeed a beautiful wine 🙂

      • jhasenpflug22nd February 2017 at 3:02 pmPermalinkReply

        I think it is his wife Virginie Fournier who qualifies as a “jeune vigneron” (less than 40 years old) !

        • billn22nd February 2017 at 4:12 pmPermalink

          Well, at least there’s a rule for that then, unlike old vines 🙂

  2. Claude Kolm14th February 2017 at 4:44 pmPermalinkReply

    Hmm, I’m wondering about Ayscough’s “exclusive” list of good Saint-Amour producers as I’m now drinking a St-Amour from Michel Guignier, a “natural” wine producer in good standing that Ayscough’s list excludes. Ideology and lack of knowledge are not a good combination, as we can see both in wine and politics.

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