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Win a brilliant case of Beaujolais and a gourmet hamper worth over £250!

Win a brilliant case of Beaujolais and a gourmet hamper worth over £250!

To celebrate summer we have the perfect case of wine and hamper to enjoy over what we hope will be the sunny days ahead. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

It’s a mixed case of Beaujolais including a bottle of each of the famous ‘crus’ including Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin à Vent, Régnié and the romantically named Saint Amour, along with a bottle each of Beaujolais blanc and rosé (full details below)*

Alongside it we have a hamper of the kind of goodies you find in the Beaujoalis region including saucisson, rosette and charcuterie from Charcuterie Bobosse, a pot of Cardons de St-George de Reneins, a jar of caramelised onions, a bottle each of peanut oil and quince vinegar from the Beaujeu oil mill, a box of Bouchons Beaujolais (praline), a jar of peach coulis and a bottle of artisanal syrop from ‘La Saison de Rosalie and two pots of jam bringing the total value of the prize to over £250.

All you have to do to enter the competition is register on the site (and subscribe, if you like, to our free newsletter).

Given the nature of the prize, you must be 18 or over to enter and we can’t dispatch prizes to those of you who live outside the UK. Sorry about that!

The closing date for the competition is 11.59pm GMT on Monday August 25th 2014

For other terms and conditions see below.

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Terms & conditions:

1. This prize draw is open to all UK residents of 18 or over, other than freelances or contractors employed by matchingfoodandwine.com, Inter Beaujolais, Westbury Communications their respective families and agents or anyone directly connected to the prize draw

2. No purchase is necessary. You simply need to have registered on the site and subscribe to the mailing list.

3. Entries submitted through third parties or agents will not be eligible.

4. The prize consists of the case of Beaujolais and gourmet hamper specified above. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered

5. The closing date for entry to the draw is 11.59pm GMT on Monday August 25th 2014. The winner will be drawn at random from the subscriber database by matchingfoodandwine by August 31st and will be notified by e-mail.

6. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The winners surname and country of residence will be made available by sending an email to comps@matchingfoodandwine.com after September 7th.

Details of the wines

1. Beaujolais White, Jean-Pierre Large L’Exception 2013, £9.00 Savage Selection

15-day fermentation

Grapes pressurised immediately after arriving to cave

Tasting notes: A very crisp and steely dry expression of the chardonnay grape from southern Burgundy, this wine is perfect for charcuteries.

2. Beaujolais Rosé, Château de Grandmont Le Rosé 2012, £10.07 Christopher Piper Wines

Grapes grown in clay and limestone soils.

Maceration of whole bunches in their own juice followed by direct pressing.

Vinified in stainless steel vats at low temperatures

Tasting notes: This is a ripe and rounded rose, pale pink with a zest strawberry like fruit and well balanced acidity that goes well with an aperitif, chicken dishes, or vegetarian meals.

3. Régnié, Jean-Marc Burgaud, Vallières 2012, £10.17 The Wine Society

Grapes grown on sandy and stony soils

50-year old vines

Bunches of grapes macerated in vats for approximately 10 days

Tasting notes: A stylish wine with brisk crunchy fruit and some white pepper goes well with a Wild Mushroom Risotto or Baked Golden Cenarth Cheese.

4. Chiroubles, Domaine Cheysson 2009, £10.70 Savage Selection

Grapes grown on granite and porphyry (purple igneous rock with large crystals) soils

Whole berry fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Fermentation finishes in a combination of barrel and tank

Tasting notes: Bright, violet colour with punnets of fresh summer berries, this wine is soft and juicy on the palate, a perfect match to spicy sausages and white meat.

5. Fleurie, Manoir du Carra 2011, £13.10 Sipp London

Pink granite soils

Grapes are hand-picked and vinified separately

Semi-carbonic maceration from 10-12 days

Tasting notes: Violets, red berries, flint and spice on the powerful perfume. Balanced well by the medium body and crisp acidity. Long finish with spice and red berry scents.

6. Saint-Amour, Jean-François Trichard 2011, £12,60 Tanners

Sustainable practices used in vineyards

Short maceration period to accentuate the fruit

Tasting notes: Fresh and juicy with wonderful red fruit character with floral hints of violets.

7. Brouilly, Henry Fessy 2011, £11.99 Waitrose

Harvested by hand on schist and granite soils.

Temperature controlled fermentation

Tasting notes: A versatile wine, with vibrant extra-ripe berry fruit flavours and mellow spicy overlay lovely to try with fish or pork.

8. Côte de Brouilly, Château Thivin Les Sept Vignes 2011, £14.95 Berry Bros & Rudd

Hand-picked grapes

Vinification of whole bunched grapes

Ageing in oak casks

Tasting notes: A lovely scented Beaujolais, full-bodied, with ripe cherry and raspberry, long but ending fresh and lively, great with goose.

9. Juliénas, Le Carjot 2013, £10.99 Adnams

Tasting notes: This wine carries the aromas of forest fruits and prunes, try with Coq au vin.

10. Chénas, Paul-Henri Thillardon Les Carrières 2012, £15.55 Christopher Piper Wines

Harvested by hand

Naturally vinified with no yeasts or added sugars

Matured in old oak barrels

Tasting notes: This Beaujolais works really well with leftover Christmas dishes such as cold turkey and chicken

11. Morgon, Château Grange Cochard Charmes 2011, £15.95 Berry Bros & Rudd

6 hectares of wines including 1.5 on the renowned volcano, Côte du Py

15-25 day maceration

Entirely de-stemmed and matured in oak barrels

Tasting notes: Rich bright purple, the bouquet suggests a delicious richness of fruit, though only in its infancy.

12. Moulin-à-Vent, Château des Jacques 2010, £15.99 Majestic

20-30 day fermentation by indigenous yeasts

Vinified in closed vats with pumping over

Aged in oak barrels for 6 months

Tasting notes: Intense aromas of ripe red fruit intermingled with irises, roses and hints of spice.

For food pairing suggestions for Beaujolais see this recent post.

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Carmel Wylie on July 12 2014 at 15:31

I'm from Northern Ireland and it is a shame that I cannot enter this competition.

Fiona Beckett on July 11 2014 at 17:55

Beaujolais o'clock clearly ;-) You might find this post useful http://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/pairings/top-food-matches-for-beaujolais-and-other-gamay/

Felicity Smith on July 11 2014 at 17:51

What a lovely choice of wine. Have to have a good think what recipes would go with each bottle. This is making me very hungry and I am just wondering when I can have my first glass of wine as it is now 6pm on Friday night.

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