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Laboure-Roi Beaujolais Nouveau, Beaujolais, France

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Grape Variety

Gamay (Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in full) is a dark-skinned grape variety famous for producing the lighter-style red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh red fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight.

Characteristic fruit aromas of Gamay wines are red cherries and strawberries, often with boiled candy and banana notes. Some darker wines from the granite soils of the Beaujolais Crus can show more dark-raspberry and black-pepper qualities. Gamay usually has a good acid structure with very low tannins, making it better suited for early consumption.

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Region
  • Beaujolais Nouveau is the name given to Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages wines which are released almost immediately after harvest. Arguably the most famous expression of the Gamay grape variety, these light, fruity reds are usually the first of the year's harvest in France, and are released annually to huge international fanfare.

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  • Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.

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