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Beaujolais Nouveau (France)

Beaujolais Nouveau is a special type of Beaujolais.

It is released for sale on the third Thursday of November in the same year as the harvest.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Red Currant
Currant
Cherry
Cherry

Banana
Banana
Cranberry
Cranberry
Violets
Violets
Licorice
Licorice

Mushroom
Mushroom
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper
Minerals
Minerals

Red berry flavors are typical for Beaujolais, with hints of Herbs and Spices.

From Carbonic Maceration: Hints of Mushroom. Yeast. Banana.

Profile

Beaujolais Nouveau tends to be light bodied with good fruit aromas, and very little tannin:

BODYLight
TANNINSLight
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Beaujolais is best served slightly chilled:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Cheese
Cheese

Sausages
Sausages
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham

Chicken
Chicken
Goose
Goose
Salmon
Salmon

Thanks to its fruity character and high acidity, Beaujolais pairs well with a wide spectrum of food.

Pairing Suggestions

Beaujolais is best served slightly chilled. Half an hour in the fridge is perfect.

Excellent Pairing:
Quiche. Salads. Grilled Fish.
Roasted Chicken. Grilled Turkey. Pork Chops.

Cheese:
Mild Cheeses. Brie. Camembert. Gote Cheese. Chèvre.

French Specialities:
Lyonnaise salad.
Burgundy snails with garlic.
Jambon Persillé (French ham and parsley).
Tablier de sapeur (Tripe).

If You Like Beaujolais

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Italy)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About Beaujolais

Beaujolais is one of the oldest AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine regions in the world, producing expertly crafted wines for over 2,000 years.

The region produces white wines, rosés and light red wines which are refreshing alternatives to heavy reds.

According to Jules Chauvet (the father of the french natural wine movement),
carbonic maceration and natural wine fermentation with wild, local yeasts gives the best expression of the terroir.
Carbonic Maceration happens when grape fermentation occurs inside the skins and it is appropriate for Gamay and Grenache.
Semi-carbonic maceration is best for Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan grapes.

Map Beaujolais

Bourgogne (Burgundy)

Bourgogne has 5 wine-producing regions: Chablis Grand Auxerrois, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais and Châtillonnais.

Burgundy

Primary Grapes:

60% Pinot Noir
35% Chardonnay

The vineyards of Bourgogne stretch over 230 km from North to South.

The presence of two great rivers: Yonne in the North and Saône in the East and a temperate semi-continental climate, make it the perfect place to cultivate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.

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