The wine is here
Beaujolais day this year was on 20 November and the wine arrived at Londa to the traditional calls of “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” (“The new Beaujolais has arrived!”). Londa may be contemporary but we do like to do things right and as soon as the first bottle was out of the box, the cork was popped and the new wine poured – and what a wonderful wine it is!
New and fun
The Beaujolais Nouveau wine, being the most popular ‘Vin de Primeur’, is produced by Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France, just south of Burgundy. The grapes are hand-picked and slowly over the course of 6-8 weeks, the fruit is fermented without crushing giving it very little tannin and making it simple, fresh, fruity and smooth, often with banana, grape, strawberry, fig and pear drop being dominant in the flavour. Beaujolais tends to be a consistent taste most years and is seen as a fun wine to drink over Thanksgiving, going really well with the traditional turkey, but most importantly the freshness is immediate so the Nouveau is best drunk as soon as possible with many experts saying that it should all be gone by the New Year.
Serving the Beaujolais
Purple-pink in colour and easy on the palate, it complements virtually every dish on the Caprice menu but as a special treat and in celebration of the Nouveau, our chefs have created a delicious variety of French cheeses and antipasti platters to accompany the wine. You can taste these temptations in total comfort, as we are serving Beaujolais by the glass or bottle on the Terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or in the Lounge where the fireplace is lit.
Having tasted it, we can definitely promise that in these autumn days, the fresh almost summery wine is an absolute delight. Join us soon.