Joseph Faiveley Beaujolais-Villages 2012
has delicate floral scents on the nose. On the palate, it proves to be solid and firmly structured by the strength of its tannins which give it interesting cellaring potential. Its structure is nicely balanced by the Gamay’s elegance, which gives it a certain complexity and allows it to accompany a wide range of dishes.
The 2012 vintage was a big challenge for the winemakers in Beaujolais where frost and hail halved the crop. The summer weather was changeable but there was sufficient sunshine and warm temperatures to ripen the grapes particularly in the final weeks before the harvest began on 7th September. Joseph Faiveley Beaujolais-Villages 2012 is an attractive one to drink and enjoy, it is very Beaujolais in style – aromatic and lighter in body than in recent years.