Beaujolais Nouveau

Appellation Régionale
Beaujolais Nouveau

Grape Variety :

Gamay

Vineyard

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).

Viticulture

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.

Vinification

Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.

Ageing

Short maturing: the wine is released less than two months following the harvest.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"What a beautiful vintage...
The tasting of the wines that have just been racked gives us reason to rejoice. All the wines have a nice colour with dark blue tints which we like.
They have an intense aromatic expression with a character this year of small black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant.
The tannic structure is fine; they are more fleshy than light, in brief: they should please and are the precursors of other very nice wines to keep from this 2020 vintage".

Serving

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