What is the Beaujolais Nouveau?

Winemakers Notes of the Beaujolais Nouveau

The wine is vinified in traditional Burgundy methods. The Beaujolais Nouveau is usually a deeply colored wine with a bouquet of red fruit and very soft tannins. It can be drunk relatively young but is probably best at 2 to 3 years old. This is a wine well balanced with natural sugar and acidity

What to Expect

The Gamay grape finds it’s home in France’s Burgundy region where it is responsible for the red wines of Beaujolais. Producing light to medium bodied wines with modest tannins and good acidity, Gamay is associated with Beaujolais Nouveau. The grapes for this wine are harvested in September, the wine is produced and then released and celebrated two month later. It is a beautiful deep color, still flavorful, with very light tannins. This wine has a very short life and is best drunk by early December.

Normally the Beaujolais wines age for 2 to 3 years. The celebration of the Beaujolais Nouveau celebrates the Farm to Table process that the wine goes through and honors all those involved in creating this delicacy.

It is capable of producing wonderful, cherry and raspberry flavored wines with earthy hints of violets and spice when aged for 2 to 3 years.

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