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Cru Beaujolais and Rustic Foods #Winophiles

I am so ready to put on my favorite travel boots and fly away to France and check out this area of France where all these delicious wines come from.  Who wants to go with me?  Ok!  Let's go!

My husband and I love our native cuisine (we are from the Midwest, born and raised) and for Mother's Day, it was no surprise to my husband that I wanted good, old-fashioned pork steak for my dinner.  It is comfort food to the max and since I couldn't spend face-to-face time with my daughter, I needed this comfort very much!

 The entire menu consisted of grilled pork steaks, Cottage Style mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and a wonderfully fresh salad made with black olives and fresh mozzarella cheese.  And to bring it all together, we chose DOMAINE DES MAISONS NEUVES CHIROUBLES.  More on the wine to follow.  First, let's talk about the area that the wine is from.

About Beaujolais

Beaujolais is bordered by the Mâconnais region to the north, the Monts du Lyonnais hills to the south, the Saone River Valley to the east, and the Monts du Beaujolais hills that are the foothills to the Massif Central to the west. Vineyards stretch 55 km from the north to south and 25km from the east to west. I adore this map, it is all my favorite colors.
Beaujolais wine region
Photo Credit: www.discoverbeaujolais.com
Beaujolais enjoys a temperate semi-continental climate. It reminds me of Missouri, with strong winters, kind autumns, and hot and dry summers. The soil includes clay, flint, granite, limestone, river rock, and sand. Unlike Missouri, though, the Gamay Noir grape and the Chardonnay grape, thrive here. The "Cru" in front means that the grapes were grown in a very specific area.  That little green area is where the wine I chose came from. 

So about our choice, the Domaines des Maisons Neuves.  This is a light to medium-bodied wine. The finish is a bit different, like a floral aftertaste rather than a big red fruit taste. We both commented on the finish, almost at the same time.  It is an elegant wine, but suited our pork steaks for the occasion. The bottle was $20 here, so not a daily wine for us.



Here are other fabulous articles on the wines from Cru Beaujolais.  Go and read them all.  You don't want to miss out.

#Winophiles Share – Cru Beaujolais – May 16, 2020 Share – Cru Beaujolais – May 16, 2020

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm experiences “A Casual COVID19 Visit with Charcuterie and Chateau de Poncie Le Pre Roi Fleurie”

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Cam pairs “Tuna Pâté + Joseph Drouhin Hospices De Belleville Brouilly 2016”

Jill at l’Occasion explores “Soil + Wind: Tasting Cru Beaujolais with Château du Moulin-à-Vent”

Payal of Keep the Peas is “Welcoming Summer with a Berry Delicious Brouilly”

Lynn at https://savortheharvest.com/ finds “Fleurie – The Princess Queen of Beaujolais Crus #Winophiles

Jane at https://alwaysravenous.com/ explores “Cru Beaujolais: Tasting and Food Pairings”

Jeff at http://www.foodwineclick.com/ enjoys “Cru Beaujolais at the Grill”

Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares “Flowers for Julien – Beaujolais in May”

Linda at My Full Wine Glass discovers “Gamay and Granite – A Beaujolais Love Story #Winophiles

Susannah Gold at http://www.avvinare.com/ finds “Cru Beaujolais – An Endless Discovery”

Pinny at Chinese Food and Wine Pairing discovers “Cru Beaujolais – Cedric Lathuiliere Fleurie Paired with Frog Legs #Winophiles

Nicole at http://www.sommstable.com/ explains “Julien Sunier Régnié and a Focaccia Fail"

Lauren at The Swirling Dervish meets “Morgon de Jean-Pau Thévenet, One of the Beaujolais Gang of Four"

Kat at The Corkscrew Concierge is “Exploring the Differences & Pairing Versatility of Cru Beaujolais"

Martin at Enofylz Wine Blog considers "A Taste Of Chénas, Beaujolais' Rarest Cru"

Gwendolyn at http://www.winepredator.com/ is “Comparing Louis Tete’s 2016 Brouilly and Morgon Gamay from Beaujolais with Pairings #Winophiles

Grape Experiences,  “The Wines of Fleurie – An Enchanting Introduction to Cru Beaujolais”

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  1. Another delicious choice from Chiroubles paired with comfort food that could easily have been from Beaujolais. Thank you Terri!!

  2. What a lovely Mother's Day feast! Sorry you weren't able to spend it with your daughter but, hopefully you'll be able to remedy that soon. Cheers!

    1. Oops, sorry Terri! Forgot to switch Google accounts, so I'm showing up as unknown. It's Lauren from the Swirling Dervish.

  3. Comfort food sounds perfect during this crazy time. These Cru Beaujolais wines are so food friendly and adaptable, right?

  4. What a beautiful table setting for Mothers Day! The pork sounds like a perfect pairing for this wine. I'm glad it made for a good comfort food combination for the day.

  5. Your pork steak looks really fantastic and your table setting is beautiful. I really hope you had a nice mother's day in the end!

  6. Beaujolais is perfect with comfort food!

  7. What a hearty mid-Western meal... reminds me of my days in IN, MI, and IL. Terrific choice of wine to go with the food!

  8. Yum! I'm loving the look and sound of your Bojo and that Pork Terri! Cheers!


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