Users' questions

What is special about Beaujolais Nouveau?

What is special about Beaujolais Nouveau?

It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. It is famous for races by distributors to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe.

How long does Beaujolais Nouveau keep?

six months
Enjoy your glass of Beaujolais Nouveau’s fruit flavors within six months or a year of its bottling. If you’re lucky, you can even store a good and rare vintage for over 2 to 3 years.

How long is Beaujolais wine good for?

Drink Beaujolais nouveau as soon as possible; you can keep it unopened until the new year, but it’s best to drink it before the following May – a six month shelf life. If you age it too long, it will develop flat flavors with a distinct lack of fruitiness or even a heavy vinegar aroma.

How old is Beaujolais Nouveau?

The tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau dates back to the 1800s. Winemakers would bottle their just-fermented wine, produced from grapes harvested just a few months prior, an unusually tight timeframe in winemaking terms.

Is 2021 a good year for Beaujolais?

2021 Dominique Piron, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau Wide, great energy, the acidity well-covered. A balanced wine with some vibrant finishing energy too – a great finish. That’s very good!

Is 2021 a good year for Beaujolais Nouveau?

In spite of the challenging growing season, marked by a devastating April frost and a summer of hail and rain, Nouveau fans can expect some charming and classic Gamays. “The 2021 vintage is a return to basics for Beaujolais,” said Franck Dubeouf, of family-owned Georges Duboeuf, the largest Nouveau producer.

Do you refrigerate Beaujolais Nouveau?

To get the best flavor, serve Beaujolais nouveau slightly chilled. Serve it at about 55 degrees Fahrenheit in red wine glasses. To get it to that temperature, place it in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.