This appellation is the Beaujolais region's standard bearer. This is an authentic wine that is the symbol of the art of living life well, and should be shared like a good mood.
The word alone sings of youth, spring and sunshine. Quite simply, the name BEAUJOLAIS comes from Beaujeu, once the capital of the region.
This appellation was classed as an AOC by decree on 12th September 1937.
Beaujolais is recognisable by its lovely red robe, its lightness, its fruitiness and its aromas of spring. It should be served at between 13 and 15°C (55 to 59°F).
Beaujolais Nouveau is vinified by whole-bunch thermo-regulated semi-carbonic maceration.
Maceration lasts an average of 4 to 5 days. The wine is released for sale from the 3rd Thursday in November and is best enjoyed in the 6 months following this date.
Beaujolais makes a great partner to mixed salads, cold meats, white meat and sometimes, fish in sauce.
It's a good idea to reserve your order from October.
- - A dapper crimson robe with raspberry tints.
- - Its freshness on the nose is an invitation to delight; this punnet of red fruit backed up by boiled sweet is perfect for sharing.
- - The lip-smacking palate is an explosion of red fruit with a mellow coating. It finishes on lovely tart red currant notes that give just the right amount of freshness.
This is just the type of Nouveau that you look forward to, for sharing some great times with friends...
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