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Exports for Beaujolais categories to the UK soar

Published:  11 September, 2017

Exports for all Beaujolais categories to the UK soared during the first part of this year, according to the latest figures released today by Business France.

An overall increase of 15% and 23% in volume and value respectively had been recorded in Beaujolais wine exports to the UK from January to May 2017 compared to the same period last year, the report revealed.

Exports of Beaujolais AOC were up 19% in volume and 55% in value, with Beaujolais Villages posting a 14%  increase in volume and 12% in value, while the crus reported a 14% and 20% increase respectively.

The boost follows a “significant” uplift in 2016 over 2015. 

Boasting an “excellent” indigenous grape variety and style of wine, Beaujolais was increasingly relevant to the contemporary wine-drinking audience, said Mark Andrew MW.

At Noble Rot we have always been huge fans and supporters of the region, so to see such an impressive increase in demand is wonderful news and evidence that customers are looking for characterful wines of place that are a pleasure to drink."

Aurélie Vabre, export manager for Beaujolais Wines said: “The time for Beaujolais has clearly come and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our growers and what the influx of young winemakers to the region will create.”