On Wednesday, the film Saint-Amour, with Gérard Depardieu and Benoît Poelvoorde was released in our cinemas. From the first glance on the poster, you immediately understand that the film is about wine, but do you really know the AOC Saint-Amour? This is the perfect opportunity to let Laëtitia Allemand take you on a trip to the village of Saint-Amour to discover this famous AOC of the Beaujolais. On the programme: a Beaujolais moment full of feelings!
Everything here exudes romance. Starting with the name of the village, Saint-Amour - which owes its name to a certain Amor. A Roman legionary whose statue naturally thrones next to the church. Nearby, the town hall celebrates many wedding confirmations all year round.Here, the restaurants are called "Au 14 février", "Auberge du Paradis"... That's to say if we know how to welcome lovers!
The full name of the commune 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, we produce red wines with 2 different typicities. Depending on whether the maceration is short or longer, 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 of Valentine's Day par excellence. The proof: almost a quarter of the production is tasted on February 14th. But, get off the beaten track and think about it too, on autumn dishes such as risotto or pumpkin puree. You will appreciate its tender and harmonious side.
Laetitia (The Clusters)
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