Saint Amour, Dom. des Billards
Staff Pick

Saint Amour, Dom. des Billards - 2018

Item # 38757 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
St.-Amour
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

St-Amour is the most northerly and one of the most recently added Crus in Beaujolais. Legend has it that the village was named after a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and established a mission in Beaujolais. The wine is bright, berry red with lovely cherry fruit.


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Staff Pick Notes

What can I say? I’m a romantic and I believe in love at first sight. Or scent. When I opened this Domaine Des Billards Saint Amour, I experienced what bright and elegant Gamay should taste like. Hailing from the most Northerly Cru of Beaujolais, this red opens in the glass with a pretty bouquet of summer berries, zucchini blossoms, lavender, and cherry tomatoes. This is your everyday Beaujolais, so enjoy it. After all, all you need is love and a glass of Saint Amour for a perfect day.

- DK

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