a nouveau wine – and it’s a beaujolais…



Today is Beaujolais Nouveau day isn’t it?

Well, this is nouveau to me! This is a hybrid fermented – so part carbonic maceration, part ‘burgundian’ fermentation, i.e. with destemmed grapes. Here from a 3.5 ha domaine bought by Albert Bichot last year. Personally I prefer my BJ at least 10 years old as I’m no great fan of the aromas of carbonic maceration – and certainly not banana! This wine seems a great compromise…

2014 Domaine de Rochegrès, Moulin-à-Vent Rochegrès
Deep, bright fruit, a little carbonic in style but moderated by a complexity of fruit. Round with a core of mouth-watering and finely intense line of flavour. Fine texture here with a lovely finishing fruit flavour – bright yet layered finishing. Yum!
Rebuy – Yes

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