Le Beaujolais nouveau is a special wine produced from Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais area, located north of Lyon, and covers parts of the north of the Rhône département of the Rhône-Alpes region and southern areas of the Saône-et-Loire département of Burgundy.
Such wines are called Vins de "primeur," because they can be sold in the same year than they are harvested. The Gamay grape has a short fermentation.
The tradition is that the first bottles are released for sale on the 3d Thursday of November.
Pair your wine with cheese and the new Beaujolais will expand your palette.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a day to enjoy with your friends, going out from bar-hopping and celebrate life. In vino veritas!