Beaujolais Nouveau

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France  Beaujolais 

Older vines and lower yields this is a seriously good Nouveau where the bright red fruits are not masked by carbonic maceration. Made by a true craftsman.

Preorder only by the full case, after release the single bottle becomes available if there is stock left from the "buffer" we reserve for breakages and issues.

Winemaker Philippe Deschamps
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 75cl cl
London Warehouse36 in stock for immediate delivery
Alpine Wines HQ15 available for immediate delivery
2019!! Beaujolais Nouveau not very nouveau anymore, but still very delicious 2019 75cl cl
London WarehousePlenty in stock for immediate delivery
Alpine Wines HQ5 available for immediate delivery
You like bright, crunchy red wines that can be lightly chilled
We think it's one of the best in Beaujolais and so did the Beaujolais growers association
So much more than your average Nouveau with no confected notes and a pure and simple red fruit character

Beaujolais Nouveau 2021, by Alpine Wines' classic producer Philippe Deschamps from vineyards in Beaujeu and Brouilly.

This is the best wine to drink all winter, and keep for summer barbecues, so grab some while on offer.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Philippe Deschamps
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Beaujolais
Aged In Cement
Closure Synthetic Cork
Varieties Gamay
Composition 100% Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Carbonic Fermentation, Malolactic
It's Gamay so very flexible, but I like it especially with duck breast in a plum sauce
The French use the word "Gouleyant" for this type of wine meaning "Quaffable". So enjoy on its own or maybe at a summer BBQ!
Tasting Notes

Tasted by Anne McHale MW in May 2020 for an event with 67 Pall Mall, her assessment was as follows: "More concentrated and vibrant than the average Beaujolais Nouveau. No carbonic maceration notes of bubblegum and banana, instead its fresh crunchy red fruit led by raspberries. It's delicious!"

Vintage 2019

from Burgundy Report November 2019 "Medium colour. A modest volume of aroma, but deep and attractively floral too. A fine grain of tannin supports a wine of fresh attack but depth of fruit to balance. A good big mouthful of fine Beaujolais here."

My take: There's quite a bit of violet for us, with juicy red fruit and a nice touch of minerality. Very moreish and easy drinking.

Product Code 33DS0121
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell preorder in cases of 6 only
Arrived 11 Nov 2021
Last Tasted 30 Nov 2021
mature evolution? No
Also Available at (Not Applicable)
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Synthetic Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites - Low Sulphites natural wine
Product Code 33DS0119
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell perfect barbecue wine even a year later
Last Tasted 6 Jan 2020
mature evolution? No
Also Available at DVine Cellars
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Synthetic Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until

People often ask what makes Philippe's Beaujolais Nouvea so good?

Here are just some of the reasons why!

  • His vines are older and his yields much lower than most Beaujolais producers but still within the permitted limits
  • He works classically with spontaneous yeasts but if the wines are to slow to start fermentation, occasionally he has to add a starter.
  • He’s very precise about temperature control and although a small producer utilises small cooling banners in the fermentation tanks to optimise control.
  • After fermenting the different parcels of Gamay from his sites in Beaujolais, Villages and Brouilly he tastes the fin de presse and if too austere this is left out of the final Beaujolais Nouveau, its not wasted but added to some of his other wines for structure like the Beaujolais Vielles Vignes


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