Michel et Sylvain Tete Domaine Du Clos Du Fief, La Roche Beaujolais Nouveau 2019, France
Tasting Note: A Beaujolais Nouveau done in a reserved, somewhat-muted, but yet still-fruity style.
The wine is not put through carbonic fermentation like the majority of Beaujolais Nouveau which often produces a bubble-gum-like flavor.
Medium-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, red cherry, red currant, raspberry and dry hay.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied gamay has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe medium-minus tannin.
The mostly straightforward wine has some hints of midpalate complexity as though it were made in pinot-noir-like style.
Importer: Skurnik Wines, New York, New York
Tasting Date: November 10, 2019