Beaujolais, à nouveau
Posted on 18 November 2017
Beaujolais à nouveau
Experience three outstanding expressions of Gamay from the "new" Beaujolais
Tis Tchin the season… of Beaujolais Nouveau! For me, the celebration of this young wine’s release is more globally an excuse to sip (… a lot) of Gamay – from nouveau to cru. A revolution has been stirring in the Beaujolais over several generations - instilling the principles of minimal intervention and a return to tradition in farming and cellar techniques - to produce more expressive and top quality Gamay. Today, as the younger generation takes over their family domaines, the spirit of vin nature is pervasive, and the region’s wines offer more promise now than ever.
Beyond the wine, the release of Beaujolais Nouveau also encourages us to partake in the fête (party) of community, gastronomy, and general merriment of the season… which is a great warm-up for the upcoming holidays here in the US. So, raise a glass or two, and join us in celebrating incredible Gamay from the “new” Beaujolais today.