Friends of K-Cellars are probably aware that Beaujolais Nouveau is coming tomorrow, the 3rd Thursday of November.
A kind of tribute to the Heaven for harvest, like the U.S. Thanksgiving Day or our Chinese Lunar Winter Festival, Beaujolais Nouveau is made within 6 to 8 weeks after the harvest. According to world-recognized regulation, the release date must not be before the 15th of November.
This wine, if well chilled, is good for parties and light meals. The mood and atmosphere somehow is the most important.
Meanwhile, we wish to remind our readers that actually the Beaujolais appellation also possesses 10 great Grand Crus. Between 2009 to 2012, wines from these Grand Crus enjoyed very high ratings.
Each of these 10 Crus has its own characters and offers great aging potentials. From the north to south, they are: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. If you are not familiar with them, we suggest starting from Fleurie, Brouilly, and then explore the more powerful ones like Morgon. These wines can accompany great dinners as much as other French appellations.
Do remember to keep these Grand Cru wines with K-Cellars if you procure them!