As most French vineyards, Beaujolais vine-growing was born during the Romans occupation. Situated between Lyon and Mâcon, Beaujolais area -stretching from the Massif Central (west) to the flat plain of the Sôane river (east)- has consequently developed its viticulture during the 17th century. Mainly cultivated on slopes, the vines take advantage of excellent and optimal sunshine exposure. Contrary to Bourgogne - the neighbor region - the black skinned Gamay with white juice, principally covers Beaujolais area and represents 70% of the planted Gamay in the World. Characterized by a ruby color and an aromatic bouquet, the wines present red fruits, redcurrant and spicy aromas.