Coeur D’Automne Beaujolais Nouveau 2022, France
Young, Dumb and Full of Fun
Tastes like: Cassis. Red Berries. Fresh. Supremely Fruity. Light.
It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time, when possibly the world’s youngest wine is realised from the cellars of this fabulous French region each year on the third Thursday of November - only 6-8 weeks after the Gamay grapes were picked!
Historically this curiously youthful, fresh and fruity wine was glugged in Beaujolais to celebrate the end of the harvest but ever since the mid-20th century it’s become quite the excuse for overseas crazed enthusiasts to party too.
In Britain there was a long running Gumball style race to see which wine merchants could get the newly Beaujolais Nouveau back to Blighty first. In South Wales ‘Beaujolais Day’ is arguably gives NYE celebrations a run for their money. And in Japan they fill whole swimming pools with the stuff and leap in to lap it up!
Some wine aficionados may raise an eyebrow at this eccentric tradition and rather youthful wine style but we think that the event - like the juice itself - should be embraced and not taken too seriously.
We’ve only secured a few cases so snap them up fast.
France - 2022 - 12% - 75cl