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This cuvée is the epitome of Beaujolais Nouveau while remaining natural, with subtle aromas and flavours. This forthright, supple and easy to drink wine opens onto fruit and freshness with the sharp flavours of fresh small red fruit. A charming wine that lights up November! "Classic and delicious, with a very Beaujolais spirit."

Delivery from the 3rd Thursday in November.

Personality of the cuvee

Contrary to common belief, Nouveau wine is the most difficult one to make and sell. In record time (around 4 weeks), you have to craft a wine that will be ready to drink on 3rd Thursday in November and deliver it worldwide. We don’t do any special vinifications for our Nouveau wines. It is on tasting that Pierre-Marie and Jean-Etienne select, from 20th October, the most supple cuvées with the best fruit expression for the blending of Beaujolais Nouveau Griottes.

From the vine to the glass

This cuvée comes from 20 hectares of Gamay mainly at Vissoux in Saint Verand on dark plagio-granite soil. Guyot pruning - Density: 6000 vines per hectare.
Sustainable agriculture, manual harvest at maturity.
Vinification: traditional for Beaujolais: half-carbonic maceration with two pump-overs per day, 5 days of maceration in concrete tanks, no chaptalization neither yeasting, minimum of SO2.

Food and wine pairings

A great partner to a very wide range of foods and dishes: Light meals, delicatessen meats, Lyon specialities, hot sausage from Lyon, all terrines (pork, poultry), white and red meat, fish. Original ideas: vinegared oysters! Wine crust red-currant tart.

Robe.

Robe.

Bright ruby colour.

Nose.

Nose.

Felted and complex. Violet aromas. Small tangy red fruits.

Mouth.

Mouth.

Juicy, smooth and fleshy. Dominant aromas of blackberry, cherry, raspberry. Nice persistence. Skin tannins.

Aging.

Aging.

4 weeks in stainless steel tanks.

Keeping time.

Keeping time.

Enjoy it from 3rd Thursday in November, optimum consumption: within 6 months.

Serving temperature.

Serving temperature.

13° C

Robe.

Robe.

Bright ruby colour.

Nose.

Nose.

Felted and complex. Violet aromas. Small tangy red fruits.

Mouth.

Mouth.

Juicy, smooth and fleshy. Dominant aromas of blackberry, cherry, raspberry. Nice persistence. Skin tannins.

Aging.

Aging.

4 weeks in stainless steel tanks.

Keeping time.

Keeping time.

Enjoy it from 3rd Thursday in November, optimum consumption: within 6 months.

Serving temperature.

Serving temperature.

13° C

Rewards / notes

Le point Vintage 2018:

16,50 / 20