Beaujolais is a wine region at the southern end of Burgundy, France. This is a sunny region influenced by both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Even though its apart of Burgundy, the wines that come from this part of the region are completely different in grape variety's grown, and styles of wine produced. The northern part of Burgundy with its limestone, chalky, calcareous soil, produces some of the worlds highly sought after, long lived, wines. Famed named plots of land like Pommard and Montagny, are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay dominated. The southern region, Beaujolais, with its granite based soil, produces just the opposite. Wines from here are made to be consumed young, with the red variety, Gamay, being the predominate grape used. Gamay is considered the "noble" variety in this part of Burgundy, producing wines that are vibrant, aromatic, fruity, fun and a great value for wine lovers who enjoy early drinking wines.