Tag: Nouveau

Nouveau rich: why Beaujolais is back

On Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Sophie Thorpe traces the history of the Nouveau style and explains why Beaujolais – and even Beaujolais Nouveau – is back on trend

Rediscovering Beaujolais

Beaujolais remains a peerless source of the fresh, fruity wines with which it’s most associated. But the region has much more to offer, including Cru wines whose complexity and capacity to age bear comparison with some of the most famous appellations of the Côte d’Or. Buyer Will Heslop walks us through the region’s nuances No wine […]

Gamay: Burgundy’s other red grape

Martin Hudson MW expounds upon Gamay, the grape behind Beaujolais. Sometimes seen as a Burgundian outcast, this fruity varietal may be known for its confected Nouveau incarnation, but has a much more serious side. Gamay is a relative newcomer to the world of wine, emerging as a result of a natural crossing between Pinot Noir […]