Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau Appellation Régionale
Grape Variety :
Site: the Beaujolais area, although part of greater Burgundy, is very distinct on many accounts. The villages have a different look: instead of slate, the houses have roofs made of red tiles reminiscent of Provence and the Mediterranean world.
History & tradition: Maison Joseph Drouhin has always been deeply involved with the Beaujolais region and was indeed a pioneer when, in the early fifties, they were the first to bottle and ship Beaujolais Nouveau.
Soil: it is pink granite (and not limestone as in Côte-d'or).
Thanks to our experience in the region, we have been able to select various cuvées that complement one another very well and will produce a typical "primeur" wine.
This is where the Gamay grape is king. The type of pruning used in Beaujolais is called "gobelet": no wires between the vines; each plant grows by itself, independently from the others.
Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.
Short maturing: the wine is released less than two months following the harvest.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
"The Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau exhibits the same intense colour as the Beaujolais Nouveau. The wines are all colourful, rather concentrated, with a delicious mix of red fruits and black fruits.
The Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 is clearly a Beaujolais with character, reflecting an excellent vintage where the weather conditions were ideal.
You should all have a lot of fun".
Drink young at 14°-15°C (57°-59° F).