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Beaujolais

(bōzhôlā`), hilly region, Rhône dept., E central France, W of the Saône between Mâcon and Lyons. It is one of the great wine areas of France, famous for its red wine. Villefranche-sur-Saône, the historic capital, is a leading textile center. Lyons is the industrial hub of the region. Beaujolais was once the fief of the powerful lords of Beaujeu (a small town which gave the region its name). Annexed to the crown in 1531, it was incorporated into Lyonnais prov.

Beaujolais

a wine-growing region in France; often a medium-dry, fruity burgundy. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 2990]
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By law, all grapes harvested in the region must be hand-picked, a mandate shared only with the Champagne AOC French law also dictates that all Beaujolais wines be made exclusively from Gamay grapes.
A red that benefits from being served chilled, the Gamay grape makes the Beaujolais wines, including those from the famous villages of Fleurie and Brouilly and Morgon.
Beaujolais comes from the gamay grape, grown either on sandy-clay soils to make the lighter, simpler (and exceedingly delicious) Beaujolais wines, or on graniterich soils to make the more concentrated Beaujolais-Villages and cru wines.