It's "Beaujolais Nouveau" season, the release of new vintages from southern Burgundy! Although legally connected to the famous Pinot Noir region, Beaujolais has enough heart and soul to stand alone. They retain a long history of making wines using the Gamay grape (gam-may), an awesomely unique alternative the typical Burgundian Pinot Noir.
To celebrate the new vintage, some Beaujolais winemakers typically release a portion of their product 6 to 8 weeks after initial fermentation, specifically on the 15th of November. This wine is bright, juicy, fun, and it offers an image of what the entire harvest will taste like upon it's later release date. Avid followers of the region and it's winemakers rejoice and henceforth party like it's 1999.
Not to be outdone by its northern neighbors, the winemakers of Beaujolais also release wines using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, truly making them a versatile region. Legally established as a wine region since 1937, they are only just getting started. Come celebrate Beaujolais wine with us!
3 wines - $15 // 1 wine - $6 // 3 ounce pours