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Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau

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Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionBeaujolais
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Country
France
SubregionBeaujolais-Villages
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GrapesGamay
Wine Description:
Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau is a celebrated wine produced by the prestigious Joseph Drouhin winery, known for its commitment to quality and tradition. This wine hails from the Beaujolais region in France, specifically from the southern part of Burgundy, where the Gamay grape variety thrives. The vineyards used for Beaujolais Nouveau are typically located on granite-based soils, which impart a vibrant fruitiness to the wine. The winemaking process involves a quick and unique fermentation technique called carbonic maceration, which emphasizes the fresh and fruity qualities of the Gamay grapes. This results in a wine with bright red fruit flavors, like cherry and raspberry, and a lively, easy-drinking style. Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau is eagerly anticipated every year, typically released on the third Thursday of November as part of a global celebration of the young and vibrant character of this wine. It's best enjoyed shortly after release, making it a perfect choice for a festive and early taste of the new vintage.
Pros:
  • Bright and vibrant red fruit flavors
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Cons:
  • Lacks complexity and depth compared to more aged Beaujolais wines
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User Rating:

3.8
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau is a vibrant and youthful red wine. On the nose, it exudes an enticing bouquet of fresh red berries, such as strawberries and raspberries, accompanied by floral notes of violet and iris. These aromas are further enhanced by subtle hints of banana and bubblegum, adding a touch of complexity. On the palate, this wine showcases a lively and exuberant character. It is light-bodied with low tannins, making it incredibly approachable and easy to drink. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, including charcuterie, roasted poultry, and grilled vegetables. Its vibrant and fruity nature also makes it a delightful choice for casual gatherings and social occasions.
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