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2016 Beaujolais Nouveau and Other Nouveau-Style Wines on The Shelves Now

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau

Every year by mid-November, Beaujolais wineries release their “nouveau” wines with great fanfare.
Nouveau-style wines are also produced in Italy and Ontario.

Nouveau wine grapes must be hand-harvested, and are subjected to a process called “carbonic maceration” witch makes partially possible to release that season’s wines in a few months. Induced malo-lactic fermentation also helps nouveau wines to mature fast.

Northern Italian and Ontario wineries also produce “nouveau” wines.

This year, the L C B O offers nine nouveau wines of which four originate in Italy and Ontario.

I tasted them all and scored them as follows:

The Hungry Man, Reif Estate, Ontario
86/100
$ 12.95
(Note: This is a white wine based on Kerner)

The Fool, Gamay Nouveau, Reif Estate
81/100
$ 12.95

Novello, Mezzacorona, Italy
86+/100
$ 9.55

Novello del Veneto, Cantina Negrar, Italy
83/100
$ 9.95

Gamay Nouveau, G. Duboeuf, France
82/100
$ 13.95

Beaujolais Primeur Nouveau, Art, France
80/100
$ 13.95

Beaujolais Nouveau, J. Mommessin
80/100
$ 13.95

Beaujolais Villages, J.Drouhin
85/100
$ 15.95

Beaujolais Villages Nouveau, G. Duboeuf, France
86+/100
$ 15.95

Note: Nouveau-style wines should be enjoyed within two to three months after release.

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  1. Thanks for the awesome list of wines with rating and cost.

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