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Beaujolais Nouveau 2015: what a vintage!

The grape harvest has finished in excellent conditions.
The weather was ideal: bright, dry, windy and sunny weather, with cool nights. The sanitary condition of the grapes remains exceptional.

The initial tastings are revealing wines with great colour, and intense garnet robes. The aromas tend towards dark red fruits with touches of violet and liquorice. The structure is fairly supple and plump, with acidity levels that are lower than last year.
As expected, the volume is very small, the Beaujolais region having had less rainfall than in Burgundy, resulting in very small berries.

In the coming days we will be observing the evolution of these wines in order to confirm this judgment, but it seems that the wines will evidently be supple, fruity and easy-drinking.

The 2015 vintage could well resemble 2009, or even 2003.

Frédéric DROUHIN
10th September 2015