Blason de Bourgogne Beaujolais Villages 2006
From http://www.blason.com.au Officially and legally part of wine-growing Burgundy, the Beaujolais region has a distinct identity and well-developed style. It thus wins ecognition in its own right. There are no linear slopes here; instead we find a multifaceted patchwork of hills and valleys that give infinite possibilities for exposure to the sun. Due to their nature and complexity, the soils provide a perfectly adapted terrain for Gamay to unearth and express its vocation. Trustworthy and devoted, this grape variety with drooping vegetation has nuance and precision competing with each other in an effort to enchant our taste buds. The result is beautifully expressive Beaujolais.
Blason de Bourgogne is a cooperative representing 800 growers and producers throughout the various parts of Burgundy, France. The wines represent each grape grown in the region and reflect their respective terroir. Wines like Mercurey, Hautes Cotes de Nuit, Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Chablis, Ruilly, Beaune, Pouilly Fuisse, etc. are all covered under the one label.
For a mass producer, this is a very good Beaujolais. Very fruity with strawberry and cherry, yet has a slight sourness to it to balance which is just right. I've had better but I've had worse too.