White Beaujolais, the origin

The Beaujolais is the original cru of the crus we love so much! Its name comes from the seigneurial capital of Beaujeu, residence in particular of Edouard II, Charles VI and Louis de Bourgon. The vines are spread on a large land from Mâcon to Villefranche sur Saône like the Beaujolais-Villages. But all the communes can produce it. The other difference is that in Beaujolais we have two colors of wine: red of course, with the Gamay and white with the Chardonnay (which is representing 3% of the production). And how forget the famous Beaujolais Nouveau, present under the tables since 1951 every 3rd Thursday of November.

Identity card

Surface area: 7000 hectares
Soil: Limestone in the south and granitic sands in the north
Date of creation: 12th September 1937



Food pairing suggestions


  • mussels velvet with safran and crispy vegetables
  • tropical fruits tiramisu
  • to serve at 10/12°C