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Beaujolais Nouveau

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Definition: A very young wine grown from the Gamay grape in the Beaujolais region (part of Burgundy) of France. This wine is released annually on the third Thursday of November.

Flavor Profile:This is a light, fruity wine that is virtually free of tannins. Flavors of strawberry and raspberry dominate along with a grapey appeal. Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be served chilled, around 55 degrees Farenheit.

Food Pairing: As far as complementary food pairings, this wine is a terrific accompaniment for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, working well with both light and dark meats, herbs and many other flavors that are a part of the festivities. Due to its food-friendliness, this wine will also pair well with grilled or roasted meats, a variety of pastas, salads and cheeses.

Key Producers:

Georges Duboeuf

Domaine Yvon Metras

Jean-Paul Thevenet

Louis Jadot

Pronunciation: BO-joh-lay Noo-voh
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