Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015
Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebrates the first wine harvest of the season. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 AM on the third Thursday in November regardless of the start of the harvest. Parties are held throughout the country with festivals, food, music, dancing and fireworks.
Some interesting facts about Beaujolais:
- Hand harvesting is mandatory in the Beaujolais region of France.
- Gamay Noir Jus Blanc is the only grape permitted for Beaujolais.
- Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk young in average vintages and should be consumed by the following May after its release.
- This light refreshing wine should be served slightly cool. (55 degrees) It’s forward fruit is much more apparent at cooler temperatures
- The wine originated approximately a century ago.