Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau "Romane"

Appellation Régionale
Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau "Romane"

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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.The label of this Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau was designed by Frédéric Drouhin's daughter, Romane.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

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. 


Drink young at 14°-15°C (57°-59° F).
Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau "Romane"