How long will Beaujolais last?
Regular Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages (not Nouveau) should be consumed within 2 years of the vintage date on the bottle. Cru Beaujolais (we’ll get to that in a hot minute) is usually safe up to 3 years, but some can even last to 10 years depending on the vintage.
Is Saint Emilion a good wine?
The rich, refined Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines have an unmistakable Bordeaux charm and spectacular aging potential! The wines of this Right Bank appellation are made under tighter production restrictions than other Saint Emilion bottles.
How long can Burgundy age?
3-7 years: While they’ve lost their youthful vibrancy, most serious red Burgundy hasn’t picked up enough savory aromas to be exciting during this period. Village wines and Bourgogne Rouge are your best bet in this age range.
What are the different levels of St Emilion wines?
There are four levels in the St. Emilion classification of its wines, Premier Cru Classe A Premier Grand Cru Classe B, The Grand Cru Classe Wines from St. Emilion and Grand Cru. The Premier Grand Cru Classe Classification of St. Emilion are the First Growths of St. Emilion.
How important is the terroir of St Emilion for Premier Cru status?
The terroir and soil of St. Emilion, and the estate was a much more important consideration for Premier Cru Classe status than for Grand Cru Classe. The terroir factored in at 30% for Premier Cru Classe and 20% For Grand Cru Classe in the recent Classification of Saint Emilion.
How many St Emilion Grand Cru producers are there in France?
Currently, there are more than 200 St. Emilion Grand Cru producers in the appellation. The remaining vineyards in the region are classified as simply Saint Emilion, because they come from the lesser terroir located in the St. Emilion appellation, and not the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation.
How did the 2012 chateaux get their grand cru classification?
Saint Emilon Grand Cru Classe status in the St. Emilion classification, they needed to provide samples of the previous 10 vintages. While the wines were the most important part of the 2012 St. Emilion Classification, the chateaux were not judged solely on their wines. Other factors came into play.