Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2016
Appellation Beaujolais Villages contrôlée
71570 Romanèche-Thorins (Saône-et-Loire)
Tasted November 23rd, 2016.
Forest fruits start, and then march in the morello cherries. Lots of them, finely balancing sweetness and acidity. Finish is a whiff of cinnamon and some chocolate. A bit of bubbles throughout. It’s fresh, fruity and plain fun.
Sampled with a Ceasar Salad.
Yes, I know. It IS a commercial fad. But bear with me, there is enough misery in the world and this is plain innocent fun – and the celebration of a wine that really, truly, seriously can be excellent with close to zero maturing. It does sound so simple, but to do this well is actually cutting-edge winemaking, based on old traditions.
And let us not forget: it was Georges Duboeuf that was one of the fiercests promotors of ‘his’ Beaujolais in the ’60’s. We owe the Man a drink to his health. Santé !