Australian Beaujolais (Gamay)

A reader asks

Where can we buy Australian Beaujolais?

Darby says:

Well we can't, there is no such thing as Australian Beaujolais.

Beaujolais is a wine region in France that produces a light dry red wine from the grape variety Gamay The name Beaujolais is protected, only wines made in that region can be called Beaujolais.

There are a few producers of Gamay in Australia, follow the link above to find them. Australian Gamay wines tend to be heavier than Beaujolais a reflection of the current fashion for heavier wines.

As the trend towards lighter styles in Australia accelerates we may see more wines from this excellent variety.

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