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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Three classes of Beaujolais