Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
In accordance with French law, the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau was released today, one stroke after midnight on the third Thursday in November.
The light bodied red wine is made entirely from Gamay grapes, and comes from the Beaujolais region within Burgundy.
The arrival of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is always a celebrated affair. This year’s theme is “Nouveau Retro,” which channels the spirit of the Jazz Age. The colorful label embodies the feel of the era with a vintage image of the Parisian skyline.
How does the first wine of the harvest taste? Warm midday temperatures and sunshine in September helped the grapes reach ideal maturity, resulting in a wine that is lively and fresh with bright fruit flavors.
“The 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau is a lovely purple-red color with aromas of wild strawberries, currants and exquisite scents of raspberries,” said winemaker Georges Duboeuf. “The wine is delicate, rich and perfectly balanced. It is a pure joy to drink and an ideal wine to share with family and friends throughout the holidays.”
Beaujolais Nouveau pairs well with a variety of foods including turkey and ham, making it great for holiday meals. Serve the wine slightly chilled.
Want to celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau with your own Nouveau Retro-inspired party? The team at Georges Duboeuf offers these tips:
• Skip the flowers and create some drama with eye-catching centerpieces of feather plumes draped in long strands of faux pearls to pay homage to the flapper style.
• String gold paper lanterns from the ceiling and pepper the room with delicate accents that sparkle to create a rich and glamorous atmosphere.
• Illuminate the room with plenty of votive candles and the smooth sounds of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Bessie Smith to recreate the warm and stirring atmosphere popular to speakeasies of the age.
• For a true Nouveau Retro taste, serve up a menu of ‘20s-inspired dishes: deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, oysters Rockefeller and the era’s own invention, a pineapple upside down cake decorated with Maraschino cherries.
The 2013 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is now available at the suggested retail price of $10.99. For more information on the wines of Georges Duboeuf visit www.duboeuf.com.
12% alcohol by volume
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