Release Date: 21st November, 2019
2019 – a tiny, but perfectly formed vintage in the Beaujolais region
This year’s harvest in Beaujolais began around the 10th September, which is near enough the norm these days, with the undeniable effects of climate change bringing the average start date forward by at least two weeks, since the 1970’s.
The 2019 growing season was subject to ‘a perfect storm’, involving a combination of spring frosts (April 5th), poor flower-setting in June and drought in July/ August. The result was a remarkably small crop with up to 50% less bunches than usual and small, concentrated berries with thick skins.
The 2019’s are all about when one harvested and at Château de Grandmont, we took the view that the early-drinking Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau cuvées should be picked first, to guarantee an innate freshness and balance. Nouveau does not benefit from high alcohol levels and we were wary that if we waited into the second week of the harvest, there was a risk of producing some heavy, unbalanced wines. We picked our Brouilly and Morgon on 17th and 18th September, at a natural alcohol level of 13.2˚, which would have been too much for the Nouveau.
The naturally elegant 2019 Nouveau is deep-coloured with a bright purple hue, coupled with an excellent level of fresh, crisp ripe fruit. 2019 vintage is our second harvest to be certified as organic (Ecocert) and all our hard work in the vineyards, over the past five years, is now definitely paying off as the complexity and balance of the wine is very apparent. This outstanding Beaujolais Nouveau will appeal to a wide range of consumers. Enjoy and not with too much moderation!
Prices for 2019 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau
AVAILABLE IN STELVIN SCREW CAP
Between 12-47 bottles: £106.56/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.88/ bt. inc. VAT)
Between 48-119 bottles: £103.44/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.62/ bt. inc. VAT)
120 bottles or more: £99.48/ doz. inc. VAT (£8.29/ bt. inc. VAT)
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Delivery charges apply as per our normal terms & conditions.
Deliveries will be during the week beginning 11th November. Under EU law the wine may not be opened until 00.01hrs on Thursday 21st November, 2019.