In the Beaujolais region, Les Glycines B&B is located on a working vineyard run by Gilles and Annie Coperet at Regnie-Durette, one of the named Beaujolais Cru villages.
This recently converted property features an outdoor heated swimming pool and a furnished terrace shaded by cherry tree! The ensuite accommodation has its own private terrace overlooking the vines and the Beaujolais countryside. You may also be able to sample some of the domaine’s wines – Morgon, Fleurie and Regnie
Regnie-Durette is in the centre of the Beaujolais, with easy access to wine villages such as Villé-Morgon, Chiroubles and Fleurie – and is midway between Macon and Villefranche-sur-Saone.
Beaujolais wines are almost always light, fruity reds made from the Gamay grape, although those from the Cru villages are often richer and more complex.
The spirited wines of Beaujolais are born of handpicked grapes that are vatted whole, using winemaking methods unique to the region.
While Beaujolais does produce a small amount of whites and rosés, the region is best known for its versatile reds. Lighter in body than most, Beaujolais reds taste great when chilled, making them as popular in the warmer months as they are during the winter.
There are 12 different Beaujolais appellations, 10 of which are known as Crus. The 10 Crus are the region’s most celebrated wines, and each is unique thanks to its terroir (combination of soil, vine and climate characteristics).
For novices in wine, the lighter Crus like Chiroubles and Fleurie are a great place to start, while fuller-bodied Beaujolais like Chénas and Moulin-à-Vent take a little more experience to appreciate fully.
The official release date for the Beaujolais Crus is March 15, with the exception of Saint-Amour, which comes out on February. It takes until the following spring for the aromas and flavors to develop completely. The producers prefer to let the wines mature until March or April before bottling. Once bottled, most Beaujolais wines need to age at least two years to achieve their full potential.
more info and to book Beaujolais B&B Domaine Gilles Coperet see Les Glycines B&B
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