The Lyon Beaujolais Trophy was an official competition created in 2001 to honor the “vin nouveaux” or young wines. To this day it’s the ONLY official competition for “vin nouveaux”.
Organized by the French Union of Oenologists, central-east Burgundy, the best Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages receive special awards.
This years gold medals go to:
Cuvée les Gourmandises – Chateau du Chatelard
Caves des Vignerons de Bel Air
Les Pierres Dorées – Oedoria
Suntory Bio La Colletière (Duboeuf)
So if you’re lucky to find these in a store near you…then they are considered to be the best! Otherwise – and you’ll probably pay the full whack – it’s Georges Dubeouf – ( the founder of Beaujolais Nouveau) who will probably be your best bet.