Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vol De L'Hirondelle"

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France  Beaujolais 

If you lovely Rosé you will love this! Whilst it can drunk young it tastes even better with some age! Reminiscent of a Blanc de Noirs, it is fresh, fruity and with it's acidity softened with MLF has a soft creamy note! 

Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Rosé, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vol De L'Hirondelle" 2020 75cl cl
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Why We Have It

Jérôme is one of our star winemakers excelling at Red, White and as seen here Rosé wine!

Why Choose This?

You like pale Rosé but are looking for something with added complexity

What to expect

Delicate red fruits, some citrus and stone fruit with a creamy note and some herbal and peppery notes

More about

A direct press Gamay Rosé that will knock you off your feet! Jérôme has been making wine since he was 20 years old and he's 47 now so has learnt a thing or two over the last quarter century!

It's the wisdom of age that has taught him that vinifying at low temperature help to keep the fresh fruit aromas and using MLF helps to soften the acidity and deliver a lovely creamy note.

Light red fruit on the nose leads to raspberry and strawberry in the mouth with a creamy note.

Light, delicious and just right for summer or winter.

Wine Details

Style Rosé, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Steel, Cement
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Malolactic

Serving Suggestions

Provencal cuisine, baked goats cheese, picnics and middle eastern cuisine (Moroccan/Lebanese)

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Anne McHale MW tasted the 2017 in May 2020 "So Balanced, absolutely beautiful"

Tim (Alpine Trade Sales) tasted the 2017 in May 2020: 

Pale salmon in appearance.

Nose: White and redcurrants, dried and cooked cherry notes, peach and a creamy note.

Palate: Dry with high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol and a medium plus finish. Lost more redcurrants and cream but with added grapefruit, peach and a herbal note.



Product Code 33JL0320
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell Beautiful Gamay rosé
Arrived 8 Nov 2022
Last Tasted 15 Sept 2022
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2027+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Gamay 100%
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until


Le Vol de L’Hirondelle Rose 2017 is from the "Huire" plot at Quincie in Beaujolais Planted in 1977. Harvested at maturity, the wine is made by direct pressing to have a slightly pink colour. It is vinified at very low temperature (14-18 degrees to keep aromas of fresh fruit) the fermentation time is 15 to 20 days. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place after alcoholic fermentation. Bottled in spring.

This is a real wine that tastes  of summer,  poetically called the “Vol du Hirondelle” which translates as the “Flight of the Swallow”.

Jérôme has been a vigneron since he was 20 years old and he’s now 47!

He took over his Uncle the celebrated Beaujolaise winemaker Vincent Lacondemine in 2016 when he retired.

He’s a practitioner of low intervention wines and since 2002 all his red wines are made without added sulphur in the winery and with just a little added for preservation on bottling.

In 2020 he was asked to be organic certified for his white grapes (the cuvée Chantemerle and Rossignol)

It’s no surprise that Jérôme has been making wine for over a quarter of a century when you taste how good his wines are.

L’Hirondelle 2017 improves greatly with some bottle age. The subtle aromas of the wine can be masked by youthful acidity which softens with age. Its not oaked and matured 100% in tank.

There are two reasons for MLF, one stylistic and the other practical.

  • MLF also helps to soften the acidity and with age you can pick up a lovely creamy note in the wine.
  • The other reason is practical. He sells quite a lot of this wine at the cellar door in the summer as a “Bag in Box” and can’t afford for the MLF to spontaneously start in Bag! Its really a question of stabilisation.

Anne McHale said when she tasted in May 2020“ So Balanced, Absolutely beautiful”


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