Saint Amour

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Saint Amour

Description

Lying on siliceous clay, sandstone and rose-coloured granite gravel with quartz and manganese, Saint-Amour is the gateway between the Mâconnais and the Beaujolais crus. The style favours expression and fruit. Appellation size: 323 ha

Winemaking

Traditional vinification with controlled temperature.

Tasting note

The nose is dominated by black fruits, such as blackberry and blackcurrant, with peppery notes. The mouth is supple and round with silky and elegant tannins. A very nice finish, dominated by black fruits flavours.

Suggested food pairings

Red meat, chicken liver terrine, freshwater crayfish.

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 14°C

Press review

Saint-Amour 2020 - 91 pts - James Suckling 2022

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Appellation Saint Amour - Cru du Beaujolais


Varietal 100 % Gamay


Estate vines 1 ha


Average Vine Age 50 years


Soil composition Siliceous clay


Pruning Gobelet


Harvest Manual


Density of Vines 8 000 vines/ha


Average yield 40-50 hl/ha


Press review

  • French press
  • International press

Saint-Amour 2018 - Médaille d'argent au Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais - Janvier 2020


Saint-Amour 2018 - James Suckling - 92 points


Lavender, hibiscus, wild-strawberry, raspberry and clove aromas. It's medium-bodied with sleek, succulent tannins. Wonderfully fresh with a pretty finish. Drink or hold.

Saint-Amour 2020 - 91 pts - James Suckling 2022


Brimming with black cherry fruit, this is a very attractive Beaujolais with a lovely combination of juicy fruit and ripeness, the subliminal tannins driving the long silky finish. Drink or hold.