The wait for Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 vintage is almost over! On 15 November hundreds of celebrations will take place across the world, with the majority being held in France, in honour of the release of this year's vintage. The perfect opportunity to remind all lovers of light and fresh wines (Beaujolais Nouveau is usuually served at 14 ° C maximum) that although summer may be a distant memory, but there's always an excuse re-visit those fruity notes.
The annual occasion allows fans to philosophize with friends and define the taste of this new vintage. Raspberry, banana, vanilla, berries ... which flavors will dominate the 2018 vintage? The answers will all be revealed in a few days!
The History of Beaujolais Nouveau
On 8 September 1951, a decree published in the Journal Officiel required that all wines of appellation of origin be sold from 15 December. However, following complaints from wine syndicates, a precise rule "under which conditions some wines can be marketed without waiting for the release of December 15," created the name "Beaujolais nouveau".
In the fifteen years that followed this ruling, the launch date of Beaujolais Nouveau was random. In 1967 that it was on 15 November before being established, from 1985, on the third Thursday of November.
What is Beaujolais Nouveau?
Beaujolais Nouveau, or Beaujolais primeur, is, as its name suggests, is a wine produced in Beaujolais, a 55-kilometer-long area between Mâcon in the north and L'Arbresle, near Lyon, in the south of France. It's a light wine, made with gamay grapes, usually has a bright red color, limpid and shiny, and has a ruby color with purple hues. On the palate, it offers fruity, tart and tannic flavors.
What Beaujolais Nouveau Festival
When 15 November 2018
Where France - various celebrations