Jean-Luc Boujon, edited by Gauthier Delomez 6:12 am, November 18, 2021

Beaujolais Nouveau is unveiled this third Thursday in November, as is customary.

The tastings of this wine expected at the end of the year will be able to take place with the sanitary pass.

Informed consumers will find a taste similar to the cuvés of the 1980s and 1990s, with aromas of red fruits.

It's time to taste Beaujolais Nouveau!

Like every year, this wine can be tasted from the third Thursday of November.

This year, the tastings will also be able to be held outdoors, unlike last year when the second confinement had just been put in place.

For informed consumers, this is an opportunity to discover the taste of the 2021 vintage. Strawberry, blackberry or banana?

Europe 1 gives you the first answers.

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A return to classicism

This Beaujolais new 2021 vintage is first and foremost a return to classicism. It closely resembles the cuvées of the 1980s and 1990s, with a fresh and light wine, grading no more than 12 degrees. It is very different from those of the last few years when the heat waves had produced wines that were much more alcoholic.

The cold and the rain may have played a big role.

The 2021 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau was indeed impacted by various climatic hazards such as the frost last spring.

"It was a complicated year for the winegrowers", confides Daniel Bulliat, president of Interbeaujolais.

"The spring frost, the climatic conditions in summer very rainy ... This made it possible to have a later vintage, of the order of three weeks more than last year, so it gives a lighter wine, more fruity, more drinkable, with a little less alcohol ", estimates the Beaujeu winegrower.


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Raspberry or strawberry aromas

Time for him to reveal the aromas of this 2021 vintage. "It is above all the red fruits. Raspberries, strawberries, depending on each winegrower since each one makes his Beaujolais Nouveau as he likes it. We can say that we are celebrates the new Beaujolais! ", announces an enthusiastic Daniel Bulliat.

There will indeed be parties this year, with the health pass.

In total, 17 million bottles will be produced for 2021, down sharply compared to other years, more than half of which are intended to supply the French market.