On Wednesday, the film Saint-Amour, starring Gérard Depardieu and Benoît Poelvoorde was released in our cinemas. From the first glance at the poster, we understand immediately that the film is about wine, but do you really know the AOC Saint-Amour ? It's the perfect opportunity to let Laëtitia Allemandtake you on a trip to the village of Saint-Amour to discover this famous AOC of the Beaujolais. On the program : a beaujolais moment full of feelings !
Here, everything breathes romance. Starting with the name of the village, Saint-Amour - which owes its name to a certain Amor. A Roman legionary whose statue is enthroned next to the church. Nearby, the town hall celebrates numerous confirmations of marriages throughout the year.Here, the restaurants are called "Au 14 février", "Auberge du Paradis"... That's how well we know how to welcome lovers!
The full name of the village is Saint-Amour-Bellevue, and indeed the view is superb. We are 20 km south of Mâcon , at the northern entrance to the Beaujolais wine route.
Here,red wines are producedwith 2 different typicities. Depending on whether the maceration is short or long, we obtain light and aromatic wines that can be drunk soon after the harvest, or more robust and tannic wines that can be kept for 4 to 5 years.
Saint-Amour is obviously the wine for Valentine's Day par excellence. The proof: almost a quarter of the production is tasted on February 14th. But think outside the box and consider it too, with autumn dishes such as risotto or pumpkin purée. You will appreciate its tender and harmonious side.
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