Beaujolais ‘Nouveau’!

by Patrick Sandeman

Beaujolais ‘Nouveau’!

‘Mon Dieu!’ you might well say, as at聽Lea & Sandeman we聽announce that we are offering a BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU for release this coming聽‘Beaujolais Thursday’, 17th November, and we would not be at all surprised to hear you say so, since we really cannot remember the last time we did release one!

But this is not just any old (new) Beaujolais. This is a fabulous wine from聽Domaine de la Rochette聽in R茅gni茅, whose wines we discovered聽in the 2008 vintage, and have followed聽with the glorious 2009 and 2010 vintages,聽from聽which we have sold more Beaujolais across the board聽than from聽all previous five vintages together.

The 2011 vintage in Beaujolais聽wonderfully combines the deep聽ripe fruits of ’09 with the bright silky聽focus of ’10, making it an absolutely classic year for Gamay at its most enjoyable.

Domaine de la Rochette’s Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 is described as being fresh and ‘gouleyant’, which roughly translates as ‘gulpable’聽and at only 12% is exactly what you want from this easy drinking style of聽wine.

BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES聽NOUVEAU 2011 Domaine de la Rochette

拢9.95 single bottle, 拢8.95 by the case (拢107.40 per dozen)

ORDER NOW for delivery only聽from Thursday 17th November, or for聽collection from聽any one of our shops.