This is a relatively light, easy drinking, pretty little wine with an elegant aroma of roses, strawberry, and violets. Similar notes follow to the palate along with a hint of kirsch, anise, and red berries.
Saint-Amour is the most northerly of the ten Beaujolais cru areas, located just to the south of the Mâconnais appellations of Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint-Véran. Saint-Amour wines tend to be among the lighter of the Beaujolais crus, often displaying spiced berry and stone-fruit characters with a marked minerality. As such they pair beautifully with lighter fare like chicken and salmon. Saint-Amour is the second smallest of the Beaujolais cru appellations with just under 800 acres (320 ha) planted to the Gamay grape on the south- and east-facing hillsides on the western banks of the Saone River. While most of the Beaujolais cru areas were established in the 1930s, Saint-Amour was not officially delimited as a cru until February, 1946.