Beaujolais Nouveau - Back to basics!

After solar and generous vintages having produced rather colourful, fleshy vinous primeur wines, 2021 is a return to a much more classic primeur style. It is also the smallest harvest in the last 30 years, mainly due to the spring frost. The devatting is reaching its end in the Beaujolais; the malolactic fermentations are in progress. We are continuing our tastings in the region to select the cuvées from our usual winegrower partners. The first tastings show that the wines have a pretty purplish colour, moderately intense, with clear, very fruity aromas, rather red fruits, such as raspberries and redcurrants, with an intense freshness.A return to a style that is much more approachable and light.  Frédéric DROUHINOctober 4th 2021