Sommelier Jill Mott on the Beaujolais Region of France and its Wines

Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88 to talk about the variety the Beaujolais region (France) has to offer and to talk about her upcoming class, “Winter Warmers.” 

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Sparkling white and still reds – a 50+ year-old woman who tends to her vines and works the cellar herself. A master within the region.
Makes great reds and a fizzy rosé but his white is really something special!
One of the four growers that turned around the fate of Beaujolais as being a region dedicated to bulk & Nouveau wines more than three decades ago. Part of the Gang of Four, Lapierre has passed on his low-intervention way of making wine (low sulphur additions, no filtration, and native yeast ferments) to his son who now makes the wine. These are one-of-a-kind and love being lapped up immediately or aged up to a decade.
These are some of wine folk and sommelier’s most sought after Beaujolais. He makes several Crus (reds) and was, along with Marcel Lapierre (see above), one of the original Gang of Four that advocated for low to no sulphur additions, native yeast ferments, and no filtration. His wines can cellar for a decade-plus and are a marvel of fruit and structure.

UPCOMING CLASS called Winter Warmers, taught by Jill Mott, Tuesday, February 26th @ 6 p.m. 30$ at Henry & Son

Originally aired Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.