Country: France Region: Beaujolais
Vintage: 2018 Colour: Red Style: Dry
“It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time” and enthusiasts around the world will enjoy their first sip of this vin de primeur on 21st November to celebrate the arrival of the new vintage! As you bought some from us last time out, you are getting the first opportunity to reserve yours before any of our customers do later this week. We have sold out of Georges Dubeouf and now have a limited amount of Cuvee Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau, Just 10 cases of 6! Celebrating the end of the harvest, Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau will be distributed on Thursday 21st November. If you ordered already, you are in the pot and your wine is ready to ship, but only on Thursday this week, when we can officially send it out in time for launch day.
The last days of the harvest were bathed in warm, late summer sunshine. From the beginning of the harvest on 27th August through to 23rdSeptember, exceptional weather conditions have paved the way for a sublime vintage that will be remembered as one of the best in years.
This years vintage has been exceptional, according to Mommessin, an intense aromatic flavours prevail in this years vintage. Dark purple colour; delicate aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry and raspberry with floral, banana and pepper notes; dry, light bodied, slightly spritzy, quite lively with vibrant acidity and refreshing flavours of tart spring cherry, raspberry and strawberry with hints of tropical fruit.
(In line with French law Beaujolais Nouveau cannot be released on sale until the third Thursday in November each year). Momessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 is available at WineOnline.ie at a price of €13.00 per bottle. RRP: €78 FOR 6 OR €156 FOR 12
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, causing a lower tannin level, Beaujolais Nouveau is the most popular ‘vin de primeur’, fermented for just a few weeks and then officially released for sale. By law, Beaujolais Grapes must be harvested by hand and grown on individual, free standing vines. 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. Join millions of others the world over who will be toasting the region with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau this weekend!