Beaujolais Nouveau ft 1997 Fleurie

3rd Thursday of November marks a very special day... Beaujolais Nouveau !

1/3 of Beaujolais production is Beaujolais Nouveau, the wine can be labeled either

Nouveau or Primeur.

The fermentation process is what separates Beaujolais apart from all the other French growing wine regions.

The fermentation is known as Carbonic Maceration where Whole, uncrushed grapes are fermented in a sealed vat containing a layer of carbon dioxide, fermentation happens within each individual berry, resulting in a fruity, soft, low tannin distinct red wines, ready to enjoy straight away.

Beaujolais, located in the southern part of Burgundy. The Gamay grape dominates the vineyards.

Beaujolais is named after the Town of Beauj and happens to be one of my favourite regions.

To read more about Beaujolais are a wine growing region click the French wine tab and select Beaujolais

Today i celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau by tasting 3 djfferent quality levels, Noveau, Village and Cru.

Wine number 1 - Georges Duboeuf Villages Noveau 2015

Duboeuf's business produces more than 2,5 million cases of wine annually. He is almost single-handedly responsible for popularizing the annual Beaujolais

George Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world.

Georges Duboeuf is a premium producer of award-winning French wines from the Beaujolais and Maconnais regions of Burgundy and South of France