Saint-Amour is the Beaujolais cru located furthest north. It is also the smallest, covering just 315 hectares and producing only 160,000 cases a year. Not much to satisfy voracious worldwide demand. It owes its name to a Roman Legionaire though today it's most often associated with love, romance and St Valentine's Day. Bois de la Salle is made at a highly regarded co-operative in nearby Juliénas, founded in 1960 by 83 dedicated local growers. The building is an imposing 18th-century Château du Bois de la Salle, commissioned by one of Napoleon's chaplains, Charrier de la Roche. With cherry, cinnamon and a compote of red berry fruits, this seductive Saint-Amour is a superb partner to chicken, game and mature cheeses.