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Saint-Amour wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Saint-Amour is a wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France covering some 308 hectares in the commune of Saint-Amour-Bellevue. Here, pleasant red wines are produced from the Gamay grape and sometimes the permitted Pinot Noir which can comprise up to 15% of the assemblage until 2015.
The following lieu dits can be added to the label: la Côte de Besset, le Clos de la Brosse, les Champs grillés, le Clos des Guillons, le Mas des Tines, Vers l'Eglise, le Chatelet, Le Clos des Billards, les Bonnetes, en Paradis, la Folie and Clos du Chapitre.
There are three levels of Beaujolais wines. The first level is labelled Beaujolais, the second is labelled Beaujolais Villages (where the grapes are grown in specified communes) and the third level is the ten 'crus' where the finest wines are made (Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Côte de Brouilly and Régnié).
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