Happy Beaujolais Day!
Ever drink a wine that tastes and smells like a banana?
Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau
Beaujolais is the name of a little area in France just south of Burgundy that makes wine with Gamay grapes.
Beaujolais is a light-bodied red wine, with high acidity and low tannins.
Most of the wines of Beaujolais are produced through a method known as semi-carbonic maceration that highlights the amazing fruity aromas of the wine like raspberry, red cherry, red currant, and cranberries. It can also have flavors of banana, bubblegum, and pepper notes.
As soon as I cracked open this bottle of Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau I immediately got aromas of strawberry and banana.
On the palate, I got flavours of strawberry, tart cherry, and banana ending with some pepper notes. This is a juicy, light-bodied wine with 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L of sugar.
Serve chilled at 12-14 °C.
Beaujolais’s fruitiness matches well with sweet and savory flavours, and with white meats like chicken and turkey. Think Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
You can find this at in Ontario at the LCBO.