Synopsis, Our Opinion: A noteworthy Nouveau Beaujolais.
Producer/Winery: Jean-Paul Brun; Charnay en Beaujolais, France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation: Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Lemon-orange-sherry flavored chicken roasted in a clay pot, oven roasted potato sticks flavored with Cajun seasoning and oven roasted brussels sprouts.
He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby red color. Strong mineral, cherry, raspberry and floral aromas. Fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors and a very long finish that’s dry, filled with structured tannins, fresh acidity, pepper spice and just a touch of licorice. Another GREAT Nouveau Beaujolais. Excellent paired with the roasted chicken, but very nice sipping after the dinner. We love good Beaujolais and this Nouveau is the next best thing. This was clearly a noteworthy Nouveau Beaujolais.
She said: Clear, beautiful ruby red color with lots of thick rapidly moving legs. Light fragrance that combined mineral with an abundance of fruit. Nice mouth-feel with lots of red fruit flavors, Light-medium body and enough tannins and acidity to keep it lively and interesting. The finish was long, dry, fruity and lip smacking good. This is a bargain wine at $14.40…I would recommend it and were going to buy it again next fall when the Nouveau Beaujolais are available.
Alcohol Content: 12%
UPC Code: 6 10373 58100 8
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.
Photo from David Bowler Wine.