Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2022
Beaujolais Nouveau began as an early release wine, drunk by vineyard workers, to celebrate the end of harvest. It’s official date is the third Thursday of November. The 2022 Beaujolais have become an almost can’t miss.
The wine itself is fun and simple – a fruity red wine made from handpicked Gamay grapes grown in the regions of Beaujolais Village. It’s made using the process of ‘carbonic maceration’ and bottled a mere 6 – 8 weeks after harvest. This method produces a wine that is very low in tannin with high acidity. Look for lush, juicy aromas of grape, light raspberry, cranberry, candied fruits (bon-bon), fig, banana, and even bubblegum.
Region: Beaujolais, France