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DOMAINE SIGAUX

Côte de Brouilly

“Beaujolais is my ultimate summer wine. It's light and fruity and the locals even drink it chilled in the warmer months. I chose to include this as it shows that not all French reds are full-bodied and oaky”

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

Gamay is the dominant grape variety in Beaujolais. It has thin skins and this means that there are low levels of tannin extracted in the winemaking process. As a result, the wine is typically light bodied and floral. Try it with charcuterie or grilled meats.

 

About the producer

Domaine Sigaux was founded in 1770. Today, it's in the hands of the family-run Pardon & Fils, one of the most respected producers in Beaujolais. The average age of the vines here is 65 years old. The older the vine, the tastier the grape – this makes for some seriously flavoursome Gamay.

 

About the region

This is made in Brouilly, which is officially recognised as one of the ten Beaujolais Crus (the best of the best). Domaine Sigaux gets its grapes from Mont Brouilly. The higher altitude and greater sun exposure here mean more grape ripening, higher acidity levels and, most importantly, a more concentrated, structured wine.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full