- Red Wine
- Biodynamic, Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
- Light Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer in his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. He focuses on the Beaujolais village crus, all but forgotten gems of vineyards when the nouveau craze took over, which are the best sites for unique, expressive and terroir driven wines. All of the fruit is sourced from old vines (40+ years), so seeing Vieilles Vignes on the label is a rite of passage, not a privilege. Authenticity and a distinctly Beaujolais style of winemaking is what sets Stéphane apart from the rest.
90 points - Michael Godel
Aviron’s ’18 Villages is gamay off of 50-plus year old vines in the lieu-dit of Les Monthieux, located in the commune of Lantignie, much considered the least of shrinking violet Beaujolais villages. The vine wisdom and point of fact location surely tumbles tenets of concentration and complexity tilted in a cru/lieu-dit direction. Priced at the confluence of upper end of “commercial” Villages production and lower end Cru pricing for an all in all terrific buy in Beaujolais gamay. One of darkening red to black cherry fruit, crisp acidity and a blanket of wet, aromatic earth and stone. Drink 2021-2024. Tasted January 2021.
90 points - John Szabo, MS
Classic Beaujolais here from Aviron, ripe per the vintage conditions, sweet-fruited, dark and floral, plush and concentrated at the villages level to be sure. There's a generosity and a sucrosity here that's not common in wines from the region, or at least wasn't until the recent string of warm vintages. In any case, this should win back disgruntled former Beaujolais drinkers, and win over new ones with its open arms and gentle caress. Tasted January 2021.