‘Coeur de Vigneronne’ means ‘heart of the winemaker’, and you couldn’t have picked a better name for it. No, this isn’t a bottleful of pickled vital organ, thankfully. But you can tell this winemaker’s heart and soul went into her wine. Unusually for Beaujolais, this is built to last. There’s structure and drive to press on well past the standard drinking window. We’ve got pomegranate, raspberries, slatey minerality, a gorgeous sanguine vibe. This is Beaujolais all grown up. Take its cousins for fun in the sun. This one’s built for steak and sit-down dinners.
Part of our Women in Wine collection
This wine is part of our Women in Wine collection. We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. We already support so many women in the industry but we want to make this much more transparent and visible for our mofos. We want to make a real and lasting impact in an industry that is sadly still dominated by men. And this is the first step. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
Winemaker: Anita Kuhnel
A longtime lover of wine, and tirelessly passionate about her wine, Anita spends her days in the continual pursuit of the best wines she can manage. Originally from Mâcon, she now makes exceptional Beaujolais, priding herself on producing wines that respect terroir and quality of fruit equally.
“The name translates as “heart of the winemaker,” recognizing owner Anita Kuhnel's place among the few women producers in Beaujolais. The wine is complex and intense, while also well structured and full of smooth fruits. Velvet tannins give a sense of structure while leaving the freshness intact. Drink from 2022.”
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Gamay
- Serving Temp.
From the producer
This vintage of old vines located on one of the most beautiful terroir of the appellation was vinified "à la bourguignonne". The grapes were de-stemmed, the vats taken with a long aging in oak barrels. The nose is complex and intense, with aromas of jammy black fruits, rose scents, roasted mocha notes and hints of vanilla and spice. In the mouth, the material is generous, with a beautiful framework, firm tannins and patina. I put all my passion and passionate winegrower's heart into this wine.
Oh Beaujolais, how we love you! Known for growing the delicious Gamay grape, this French wine region is located just north of Lyon. While administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine region and the climate here is close to the Rhône - the wine is unique unto itself.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Slow Cooked Casserole
- 800g chuck steak, diced
- 4 Desiree potatoes, cubed
- 4 carrots, trimmed, sliced
- 415g can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 cup gravy powder
- Crusty bread, to serve
- Preheat oven to 130°C. Place meat, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and tomato paste into an ovenproof casserole dish. Mix well to combine.
- Cover with a lid. Bake for 3 hours 45 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking.
- Remove casserole from oven. Gradually add gravy powder, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Return to oven. Cook, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes.