Instagram Live Wine Tasting - Domaine Des Billard
We're hosting Marc Hoffman of Domaine des Billards for a very special LIVE Beaujolais tasting!! You can participate by following us on our Instagram, @flatironwines, and tuning in:
Friday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
We are such fans of this domaine. It is the one and only great producer from St. Amour that we consistently have on our shelves.
Domaine des Billards are true specialists, their entire five hectares lie within the St. Amour AOC.
You may already know, based on our Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais, but Saint Amour is a small but very diverse cru. The soil is made up of blue volcanic schist, granite, pink granite, clay, alluvial fans, and even some sandstone. Billards' plot, which is farmed naturally and ploughed to promote biodiversity, is mid-slope and primarily sandstone, pebbles, and some granite.
As you would expect, Billards makes wine in true, lovable, Beaujolais-style, meaning semi-carbonic vinification lasts about two weeks before the wines are aged in cement tanks.
Even their basic St. Amour is a joy and shows you all of that St. Amour lovin’ without requiring you to wait.
Don't take our word for it! Fall in love with Saint-Amour yourself, and stock up before our tasting, this Friday. There's still time to receive your wines in time!
Order from our New York store:
Domaine des Billards (Barbet), Saint-Amour, 2018
The Barbet family has been making spectacular Beaujolais for centuries, and their style is decidedly traditional. This wine is so pretty, so vividly cherry-red, and so darn delicious now that you might think this wine can't age. But you'd be wrong! It can last a decade no problem. Grab a few for the cellar if you've got space.