Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape – it’s light and soft with aromas of strawberries and cherries.
The bright fruit, bubble gum flavors are enhanced by the process of carbonic maceration (whole berry fermentation).
By law, Beaujolais Nouveau must be released the third Thursday in November of the harvest year.
Beaujolais is a region in Burgundy known for it’s granite and schist soils which enhances the character of the wine – it’s (almost) all about terrior.
The vast majority of Beaujolais Nouveau wine is not age-worthy and is intended to be enjoyed directly upon purchase.
If you haven’t tasted Beaujolais Nouveau, give it a try – it’s light, inexpensive and available for a limited time – once the current vintage runs out, you will not see this wine again until next November.