Beaujolais is perhaps the most dynamic wine region in France today. Beaujolais is a sub-region in Burgundy, but unlilke its more famous cousins in the north that uses Pinot Noir for its red, Gamay predominates in this region.
The vineyards of Beaujolais are in the top south of Burgundy, around the city of Villefranche-sur-Saone, on the right bank of the Saone river.
The Beaujolais produce different appellations like Beaujolais Villages or the infamous Beaujolais Nouveau which has given this region an unsavoury reputation. But Beaujolais also produces some amazing wines in its 10 Crus: Saint-Amour, Julienas, Chenas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Brouilly, Regnie and Cotes-de-Brouilly.