The fresh and flattering style of a youthful Beaujolais Villages Nouveau is the ideal wine style for a Natural wine which is made without the addition of sulphites or chemical processes. It is made from organically farmed vines planted in 1940 in a plot of Beaujolais Villages that commands a beautiful view across to the church towers of Régnié and the hill of Brouilly.
Following the success of the 2020 Nouveau ‘sans sulfite’, which is drinking well almost one year on, the 2021 promises to be something special. It is the product of an early harvest after a warm and unusually dry summer which slowed down the growing cycle. As a consequence 2020 Gamay berries have been particularly small, fully ripened yet retain a balancing freshness.
The 2021 represents a smaller than usual crop of great concentration; we anticipate a pure fruit ripeness similar to the exuberant 2015, combined with a freshness likened to the great year of 2018.
Jean-Michel Dupré is the fifth generation winemaker, now assisted by daughter Cindy, on the outskirts of Beaujeu, the market town that gives its name to the region. His Beaujolais has always been made with minimal intervention to preserve the natural vibrant fruit character.
We are selling these pre-order before Thursday 19th but they are strictkly for consumption from Thursday 19th 12:01am onwards (as is French law) so they will only be available:
Collection from Cork & Cask – Thursday 19th onwards – we open at 10am
Delivery UK Wide – Thursday 19th onwards
Delivery in Edinburgh – Friday 20th