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Gamay All Day: Top 10 Cru Beaujolais to Buy Now


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The 10 crus of Beaujolais are in the north of the region where the granite soils boarder on the southern reaches of Burgundy. All are made entirely from the purple-hued Gamay grape.

To generalize, these red wines are moderately structured, but always with a backbone and edge of tannins to hold together all the delicious cherry fruitiness that is associated with the variety. From there, the differences between the crus are numerous and the various expressions of Gamay are worth the discovery.