Following are the notes sent to me by Georges Duboeuf regarding the 2007 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. We’ll find out tomorrow if the tasting notes are true.
As other producers send me their notes, I’ll post them here.
2007 was a very atypical year. The quality came from a blistering month of April which accelerated the flowering of the vine. Then the weather during the summer months was quite erratic. On the other hand, the last days of August were very sunny and in the end, the North wind came in September, concentrating the juice in the berries and maintaining a healthy state.
The Beaujolais harvest was fortunate to take place under excellent weather conditions during the first three weeks of September, while most everywhere else in France the weather turned disagreeable towards the end of the month.
The colors of the 2007 Beaujolais Nouveau range from a crimson red to red tinged with violet purple. On the nose it is bright, fruity and lively, with red cherry, fresh raspberry and with crushed strawberries. “My initial impression on the palate is of fresh grapes with crisp and delicious flavors of red cherry, fresh plum and sweet pomegranate that mimic the light-hearted aromatics,” explained Duboeuf. “This is a Beaujolais Nouveau that shows the purity of the Gamay grape and the brilliance of a pleasant and delicious young wine.”