Gamet grapes are fast ripening, therefore in Beaujolais grapes are harvested earlier than in other wine-making regions of France.
Beaujolais nouveau — young wine from french (or rather Burgundy) Beaujolais wine region.
Moreover, the term «Beaujolais» refers to the «serious» wines with a complex taste (out of ten appellations — the so-called Cru de beaujolais), and to the simple, but fantastically popular young wine Beaujolais nouveau.
Burgundy subregion Beaujolais — the real kingdom of grapes: the vineyards here cover with greens the entire surface of the hills, protected from the wet and cold westerly winds by the Beaujolais mountains.
The main grape variety in Beaujolais — black game with white juice (game noir a zhus blank, gamay noir à jus blanc), from which all red wines of Beaujolais are produced here.
There are 12 appellations in Beaujolais — Beaujolais (AOC Beaujolais), Beaujolais village (AOC Beaujolais-Villages) and ten communal (they produce not young wine, but wines that have a good potential for aging).
Accordingly, any wine Beaujolais nouveau refers to either AOC Beaujolais, either to AOC Beaujolais-Villages.
Vineyards of appellation Beaujolais (AOC Beaujolais) located in the south, on clay-lime soils.
It is produced here for the most part Beaujolais nouveau — red wines with fresh fruit aroma that are drunk young, without aging.
Vineyards of appellation Beaujolais village (AOC Beaujolais-Villages) sprawled slightly north on granite soils.
The wines here are more tart and less light than in the appellation of Beaujolais. Many of them are stored in a bottle for one or two years.
Produced here and not intended for aging Beaujolais nouveau.
Beaujolais nouveau produce method «carbonic (carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon) maceration«.
Collected grapes are not pressed, and entirely — along with the ridges — are placed for five days in small vats.
Maceration occurs — fermentation inside intact berries as a result of contact of the juice with the skin. After five days, fermented grapes are pressed, after which the fermentation continues. About a month later the young wine Beaujolais nouveau — Beaujolais nouveau — done.
It turns out saturated color, fresh, lively and bright, not too tart, with a bright fruity aroma and «explosive» taste.
Interesting that grapes Game — fast ripening, therefore in Beaujolais grapes are harvested earlier than in other wine-making regions of France.
That is why since the XIX century, winemakers of Beaujolais launched a noisy advertising campaign for the sale of the “first” (according to the time of sale, of course) wine of France, which immediately brought them considerable benefit.
However, March 11, 1951 at the state level, it was decided on the timing of the implementation of the new crop wines.
From now on throughout France, the young wine could be sold no earlier than November 15th. The winemakers of Beaujolais were indignant and demanded that they be given the right to supply their wines to the market regardless of the date set, pointing out that their wines are ready for use earlier.
This opportunity was given to them.
The first years of the day the appearance of young beaujolais on the shelves of shops and bar counters was different.
For example, in 1952 it happened on November 3, in 1953 — on November 1.
In 1967, the exact date of commencement of the sale of Beaujolais Nouveau (at midnight on November 15) was legally established again. And it was observed up to 1985, with the only exception: in 1977, when, due to climatic conditions, the grapes were harvested very late, the feast of the Baugaule Nouveau fell on November 25th.
In 1985, for the convenience of winemakers, the sale date of the Beaujolais Nouveau was decided to transfer to the third Thursday of November.
On wine labels Beaujolais Nouveau mandatory put harvest year (he wine year).
Of course, only fresh Beaujolais nouveau is suitable for use.
In addition, the labels indicate appellation: any wine Beaujolais Nouveau refers to either AOC Beaujolais, either to AOC Beaujolais-Villages.
It is believed that the appellation wine Beaujolais (AOC Beaujolais) — with fresh fruit aroma, and appellation Beaujolais village (AOC Beaujolais-Villages) — A little more tart and less light.
Serve Beaujolais Nouveau should be cooled to 12-14ºC.
It is suited to a variety of dishes, but the French prefer meat, snacks and cheeses — better than local production, for example goat convertible or mild seshon.
Good for Beaujolais Nouveau and Camembert.
In France, the Beaujolais Nouveau combine kayet (caillette) — something like jelly from pork, liver, heart, with the addition of beet tops, celery and garlic (in fair quantities).
Only Beaujolais can withstand this hearty mixture!
At the same time, it will not lose its own taste and subtly emphasize the taste of the snack you offer.
Remarkably combined with Beaujolais nouveau Glued or duck liver terrine and volovano.
Beaujolais nouveau with this dish — out of competition.
The texture, aroma and flavor palette of wine and terina perfectly blend with each other.
Beaujolais nouveau — November wine.
Feast of young Beaujolais — the day when this wine appears in the menu of restaurants and on store shelves, — is celebrated throughout the world in the third Thursday of November.
And in the homeland of the famous drink, in the town of Bozho, the first bottle is opened exactly at midnight — after the twelfth strike of the bell of the church of St. Nicholas.
A week before the holiday, bright posters with the inscription “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
«(«Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived!«).
The appearance of this holiday is associated with a number of events and facts.
Game — fast-ripening grape variety, therefore, in Beaujolais, grapes are harvested earlier than in other wine-making regions of France.
The current date for the start of the sale of the Beaujolais Nouveau is set in 1985.
Wine Beaujolais nouveau start selling at midnight on the third Thursday of November.
Insofar as Beaujolais nouveau do not stand (with age it only gets worse), it is better to buy and drink before christmas and certainly no later than Easter next year.
On the labels of Beaujolais Nouveau wines, the year of harvest is put without fail (the same year of production).
Of course, in November it is worth buying only this year’s Beaujolais nouveau.
Last year’s Beaujolais Nouveau is worth buying except in January-February.
Beaujolais nouveau they buy only in November or in the following winter months.
It is possible to keep the Beaujolais nouveau except until spring, from the vyzhuzhka this wine only spoils.
If there is a need to preserve the Beaujolais nouveau for two or three months, then there are no special rules for its storage: you can put the bottle in the refrigerator, and you can keep it at room temperature — unless you bring it to the required 12-14ºC before use.
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