Is Beaujolais Wine Made From Grenache?

Beaujolais wine comes from the Beaujolais region of France. Just south of Burgundy, it’s one of those picture-perfect places that make you wonder why you’re living anywhere else. 

The wines are almost all red here, and they use the Gamay Noir grape, which loves the granite soils. Fresh and fruity Beaujolais Nouveau has made the region famous, but Gamay Noir is a grape that can produce more complex, serious wine on the proper soil and in the right hands. 

The Grenache grape prefers different soils and a warmer climate. Full-bodied and enthusiastic, it is much-used south of here, in the communes of the southern Rhone.

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