As white wine/rosé season slips away and the temperatures begin to change, we turn our heads to light and medium bodied reds, that can be refreshing and quaffable, but are still serious red wines. There is something about the wines from Beaujolais, France that literally smell like Autumn. Dried leaves, mushrooms, and campfire smoke are all common descriptors. These subtle earthy flavors are matched by bright fruit notes of ripe red raspberry, pomegranate, tart cherry, and black currant. Floral notes of rose, peony and violet are also common, resulting in fruity, complex, balanced wine that pairs with just about cuisine. And the best part is, you can get an outstanding bottle of BoJo for under $25!
Do you like Pinot Noir? Then we think you will agree that these are some of the most delicious and fun to drink reds in our entire store. Start by trying an entry-level wine (labeled Beaujolais or Beaujolais Villages) for around $15. Once you have an affinity for Gamay, work your way to the more serious wines, from distinguished sub-regions (or Crus), like Morgon, Juleinas, or Côte de Brouilly.
Wines to try: