Beaujolais Nouveau in Molloys

Beaujolais Nouveau in Molloys Liquor Stores Beaujolais Nouveau in Molloys Liquor Stores

Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
Wine enthusiasts around the world traditionally pull the cork on Beaujolais Nouveau this Thursday, to celebrate the arrival of the new vintage. No doubt many people around the world will also take a moment to remember the many people killed and injured in Paris, together with their families and friends.

 
Beaujolais Nouveau is released for sale on the third Thursday of November each year. It is the lightest and most fruity of all the Beaujolais wines. You can buy Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau in Molloys’ stores (Clonsilla, Clondalkin, Nutgrove, The Liberties and Tallaght) at €12.99.

 
This year’s harvest of Beaujolais was magnificent - “As a result of these exceptional weather conditions, Beaujolais 2015 will go down in the history of French wine” according to Georges Duboeuf, the leading producer. “It’s an assault of juicy fruit flavours – strawberries, raspberries, bananas and pear drops.”

 

More than 60 million bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, representing one third of the total wine production of the Beaujolais region, are produced each year.

 
Made from 100% Gamay grapes, which have thinner skins than most grapes, giving very light tannins, Beaujolais Nouveau is the most popular ‘vin de primeur’, fermented for just a few weeks and then officially released for sale. Beaujolais Nouveau is harvested, produced, bottled and shipped within two months. It owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration, or whole-berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the wine.

 
Beaujolais Nouveau is known internationally as the wine of friendship and hospitality. Each vintage a new label is designed to reflect that ‘joie de vivre.’ This year’s is design by French artist, Alain Vavro. Perhaps this year is the most appropriate to reach out to French colleagues and friends, and show solidarity with them.

 
Beaujolais Nouveau should be drunk young and served slightly chilled to make it even more refreshing and fruit forward. Pair a glass with turkey and ham (if you are celebrating Thanksgiving!), charcuterie, tapas, or indeed fish.