Beaujolais is back!

As is the case all over the world, the most popular new French wines will arrive in our wine shops on Thursday, in limited number. We have to admit we couldn’t wait to get them and tasted all four: the Louis Jadot, the Pierre-Marie Chermette, and the Beaujolais Nouveau of two organic winemakers from Terroirs-Originels – Jean-Michel Dupre and Lucien Lardy – who are new in our selection.

What was the year 2015 like in Beaujolais? 

There were a record-breaking number of sunshine hours. The harvest of the Gamay grapes started exceptionally early, on August 25. The grapes turned out to be smaller than usual and the vintage brought concentrated berries that could be harvested at full ripeness in one go. There was simply no need for green harvesting or cluster selection during the growing season, which is very rare in the wine region. A smaller quantity of explosively fruity wines have been born as a result of the extreme ripeness and the intense heat.