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Index:Your Tastings: Moulin-a-Vent, Domaine De la Tour du Bief 2002  New Post
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Quote  Posted: 08/09/2004 5:36:44 AM GMT Next MessageTop of Page
Shared with Beaujolais with friends recently.

Colour: Light garnet and ruby on the rim. Transparent.
Nose: Aroma of liquorice and strawberries.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft and smooth tannins with obvious acidity but overall good balance. This is a blend of light fruit flavours of plum, strawberries with nuances of liquorice and rose petals. A hint of earthiness in the mid palate followed by a clean, medium-length finish.

Good to drink now but may be cellared for another 2-3 years to develop more complexity. Served at around 15 C but probably better at 12 C.

This is a good example but certainly not my personal favourite variety. However, I would love to hear from anybody who tried Beaujolais. How about you, Antonello?

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Beaujolais certainly is a good wine and a good expression of Gamay. Besides Beaujolais-Nouveau (maybe the most popular wine from Beaujolais) I think wine lovers should pay more attention on "regular" Beaujolais - in my opinion "the real Beaujolais stuff" - which can be very interesting. I personally like Beaujolais from Fleurie, because of its velvety texture and fresh aromas of fruit and flowers: I find it to be very elegant although considered by many "a feminine Beaujolais wine". Besides Georges Duboeuf's Domaine des Quatre Vents, I also like Brunet's Domaine de Robert, of course both from Fleurie.
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I always supposed Beaujolais was the new wine they usually release in mid november! You guys mean there are other Beaujolais styles??
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There are three styles of Beaujolais: the "regular" Beaujolais which is a red dry wine, and in my opinion to be considered as the real Beaujolais; the Beaujolais-Nouveau released in mid November, as well as white Beaujolais.
Red Beaujolais is made from Gamay grape, whereas white Beaujolais is made from Chardonnay and Aligoté grapes.
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Thanks Anton,

I would like to try the other styles of Beaujolais esp the white and the Nouveau. I wonder if red Beaujolais is made of 100% gamay grapes?

What about the white ones? Is it a blend of 80:20 of Chardonnay and aligote grapes or what concoction?

What about the Nouveau style? Can you share, Anton? Thanks!
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jc wrote:
Thanks Anton,

Hello jc!

jc wrote:
I would like to try the other styles of Beaujolais esp the white and the Nouveau. I wonder if red Beaujolais is made of 100% gamay grapes?

Yes, red Beaujolais, both red and nouveau are made of 100% Gamay.

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What about the white ones? Is it a blend of 80:20 of Chardonnay and aligote grapes or what concoction?

As far as I know there is no specific indication about the percentages in white Beaujolais. Besides it is almost impossible to find this wine outside Beaujolais because, as far as I know, it is not exported and the production is very low.

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What about the Nouveau style? Can you share, Anton? Thanks!

Beaujolais-Nouveau is a red wine which is released on the third thursday of november ("nouveau" means "new" in French) and this wine is made with a particular technique called "carbonic maceration" which allows wine to be ready within few weeks.
Beaujolais Nouveau is light years away from the real stuff (in my opinion of course) and it can be defined as a "fashion" seasonal wine and should be consumed within few months from release.
The wine is looked after for its fresh aromas of red berried fruit and occasionally banana, has very low astringency and therefore can be served chilled.
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i have had the privilege of tasting Beaujolais at Beaujolais only, last year at the end of Novemeber. i felt is is one of the finest wines i have ever tasted, the wine had more of a fruity taste, but they had told me that Beaujolais Nouveau should not be kept or preserved, it is for immediate drinking, am i correct on this, or i am confusing it with some other wine?

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