Beaujolais Nouveau 2010

 

This is a great wine that will help white wine drinkers transition into red wine.  It is light and fruity, and released in late Fall every year.

Beaujolais Nouveau is released annually on midnight, the third Thursday of November.  Many wine sellers have release parties on midnight, and the public can taste the vintage for the first time.

Because this wine is released just one week before Thanksgiving, I was able to enjoy it with my numerous Thanksgiving meals.

Though this is a red wine, it is particularly light since the gamay grapes are fermented for only a few weeks.  (The shorter the fermentation time, the fewer the tannins). For this reason, many red wine enthusiasts do not enjoy this wine.  I like to think of this as a red wine for those who enjoy fruity, white wines.

Due to the short fermentation time, this wine should be consumed within six months.