Le “Beaujolais Nouveau” est arrivé !

Poster in a Paris restaurant window

Midnight (not a stroke before) on the third Thursday of November (today!) marks the (legal) release in France of the wine produced from the first harvest in the Beaujolais area, located in the southern Burgundy region of France. The wines are shipped around the world, coordinated to be just in time for the wines’ grand opening.

This young wine, due to a shorter fermentation time, is made from Gamay grapes and tends to have a light, fruity taste.  It is meant to be drunk as a young wine, not one to be stored for a long time, so Santé!

I equally enjoy the release of the new Beaujolais labels, which are usually very colorful and sometimes amusing – Georges Duboeuf being one of the more well-known.

 

Personal Note:  I just tasted this year’s wine, finding it light, fruity, and very flavorable.

2012 Beaujolais Nouveau

 

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4 thoughts on “Le “Beaujolais Nouveau” est arrivé !

  1. Mike Knoche says:

    I think I’ll add being in France when the Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivéd. Sounds just delightful!

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