The Beaujolais Villages-Nouveau is considered fuller bodied than Nouveau. It is a more complex wine, for Beaujolais Connoisseurs looking for a singular expression of “primeur” Gamay. It is sourced from the same 38 Villages of the Beaujolais-Villages A.O.C. where there is more granite and schist in the terroir, compared to Beaujolais AOC. Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually in whole clusters, and also with machines, from vines that are over 50 years old, and machine-harvested when circumstances call for it. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration lasts 4 to 6 days and malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 66-68°F degrees.
About the Estate and Vineyards
Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau is sourced from small family-owned vineyards throughout the 38 villages that make up the Beaujolais-Villages AOC, a smaller area than Beaujolais AOC with higher elevations and granitic soils that add structure and depth to the wines.
Best served slightly chilled, this wine pairs well with appetizers, tapas, cheese, charcuterie, poultry such as turkey and salmon.
Producer: Les Vins Georges Duboeuf
Wine Composition: 100% Gamay
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.73 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.1 G/L