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Discover Autumn in Beaujolais: 3 Unmissable Food and Wine Pairings

Autumn is a wonderful season for wine lovers. The leaves on the trees are changing colour, the weather is cooling and the flavours of the season pair perfectly with red wines. If you're looking for delicious pairings to celebrate this time of year, we have three food and wine pairing suggestions featuring Beaujolais wines. These wines are renowned for their fruity character and versatility, making them perfect for accompanying a variety of autumn dishes.

The Moulin à Vent and its Orange Duck

The Moulin à Vent from our beautiful Domaine de Fond Moiroux is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Beaujolais, and is renowned for its full-bodied, elegant wines. The aromas of black cherries, spices and undergrowth in this wine go perfectly with a dish of duck with orange. The richness of the wine complements the juicy meat of the duck, while its spicy notes balance the sweetness of the orange sauce. Serve Moulin à Vent at a temperature of 15 to 17 degrees to fully enjoy its flavours.

Why not try a Fleurie La Tonne with a mushroom risotto?

Domaine Mont Verrier's Fleurie La Tonne is balanced, seductive, fragrant, deep and complex, renowned for its floral and fruity aromas. It is the ideal partner for a mushroom risotto, a classic seasonal dish. The cherry and violet notes of the Fleurie blend harmoniously with the earthiness and umami of the mushrooms, creating a delicious combination. Serve this wine slightly chilled, at around 13 degrees, to preserve its freshness.

How about a Juliénas with a Coq au vin?

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore the delights of food and wine pairing, and what better way than with a glass of Juliénas from Domaine Paquelets, a red wine from the Beaujolais region with subtle aromas of red fruits, cherries and spices? This delicate wine goes perfectly with a comforting autumn dish, such as coq au vin or a mushroom stew. The fine tannins of Juliénas complement the richness of these dishes, while its fruity notes balance the complexity of the flavours. Enjoy this wine at a temperature of around 13 to 16 degrees to get the most out of its flavours.

Autumn is a season rich in flavour, and Beaujolais wines offer a multitude of options for memorable food and wine pairings. Whether you opt for a dish of duck à l'orange, mushroom risotto or coq au vin, there's a Beaujolais wine to enhance your autumn tastings. Take advantage of this colourful season to explore the delights of the region and savour the marriage of these unique wines with seasonal dishes. Bon appétit et santé!

Psst: Find the three wines mentioned above on our website, or buy them on Mon Vin Français or Vinatis!

Moulin à Vent - Domaine Fond Moiroux



Fleurie La Tonne – Domaine Mont Verrier



Juliénas – Domaine Paquelets



A little extra: Are you interested in the recipes? Find them below:

Duck with Orange:

Mushroom Risotto:

Coq au vin:


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