Intoxicating aromatics of passion fruit and white peach waft from the glass, followed by more of the same on the palate, along with lime and a hint of green herbs. An elevated acidity and minerality provide additional drive and energy to this fresh expression of the variety. Enjoy a glass on its own, or sip it with fresh oysters for a sublime pairing.
The slightly fizzy, soda-like red wine Beaujolais Nouveau is produced with a process called carbonic maceration. The grapes are placed into the tank and the door sealed, so the carbon dioxide that's a byproduct of fermentation cannot escape.