Beaujolais Nouveau 2013
10.10.2013The harvest is coming to a close in the altitudes which are the last to ripen. The wines are destined to be bottled as classic Beaujolais villages.
The grapes, as with the grapes for the Beaujolais Nouveau area are looking good.
The bunches are well aerated, the skins are thick and the berries fairly small. The yield of juice is therefore low. In the regions for the Beaujolais Nouveau many of the tanks have now finished their fermentations and the grapes have been pressed.
The malolactic fermentations are underway and we already have an idea of the style of the wines.
My first impression is that the wines are good, and homogenous all over the Beaujolais region.
The colour is frank and fairly dark and there is a nice fruity spontaneity on the nose, as on the palate.
This year we can say that the aromas have a tendency towards red, rather than dark fruits.
Acidity is still fairly present but once the malolactic fermentations have ended the wine will be balanced whilst still remaining dainty in style.
Frédéric J. DROUHIN