Richard Rottiers has been quietly making some of the most serious, structured cru Beaujolais that we know and somehow (?!?!) his entry-level, 'Villages' bottling completely missed our radar. And please, don't let the 'village' designation fool you, this is serious, electric stuff. While it retains the freshness and gluggable nature of it's peers, the majority of this fruit is sourced from some pretty spiffy real estate in and around the manganese-rich soils of the cru, Moulin-à-Vent. Full of fresh forest berries, violets, and spice there's tension and verve that most Gamays at this price point fail to achieve. Throw a slight chill on this one while the bird is in the oven, you won't be disappointed.