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Nouveau Wine Details
Price: $7.99 per bottle

Description: The only Beaujolais Nouveau style wine in the State of Washington. Crisp and bracingly fresh flavors of blackberry-cherry jam with the slightest hint of residual sweetness. A harvest party quaffer in France, this perky little number covers a wide array of foodstuffs, including holiday dinners. Syrah grapes provide a fuller body and more intense flavors than your traditional Gamay-based Beaujolais Nouveau. A red wine for white wine drinkers--serve slightly chilled. Complements grilled burgers, pizza, cold cuts, and name your leftovers. Very limited production.

Varietal Definition
The red grape of Beaujolais. Vinified by a process known as 'macération carbonique'* if produces light, fruit driven wines for early consumption. At home in the granite hills of Beaujolais it is a vigorous producer but susceptible to rot. Sometimes blended with Pinot Noir under the appellation 'Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains'. Also grown quite extensively in the Loire Valley notably in Touraine.
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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