Wine 101 - Beaujolais

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 with our classic guide to the region.


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Three classes of Beaujolais

Beaujolais is broken down into three distinct classes. The broadest is the generic Beaujolais appellation, which can include the vineyards located anywhere within the AOC. The basic Beaujolais wine need only ripen to provide 9% alcohol, 10% if it is to be labeled as Beaujolais Supérieur. Not surprisingly, much of the fruit that comes from these vineyards has found a home in the light, fruity Beaujolais Nouveau.

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  • Snooth User: mophair
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    How do I print this article?

    Nov 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM

  • Snooth User: Catherine Gin
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    Hi @mophair, you can find a print-friendly, full-page version of this slideshow at This link is also on the final slide.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 2:45 PM

  • you provide such a great educational service & then dilute it with duBouef. c'mon greg, you're better than that.

    Nov 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM

  • Great information about this type of wine. I will definitely consider to write one special article about that type of fine wine in my blog

    Nov 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

  • Snooth User: Antonios
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    Hiiii all
    i found Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages 2008 and 2009 more acid with a totally different taste and flavour than 2007
    am not an expert at all
    do you think am right or wrong?
    and what is your advise?

    Nov 22, 2010 at 3:02 PM

  • Snooth User: Antonios
    228009 2

    Sorry that i forgot, i was talking about Georges Du Boeuf Beaujolais

    Nov 22, 2010 at 3:03 PM

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