Beaujolais Nouveau 2022: when will it be unveiled?

This is THE meeting place for vinophiles. This year, the release of Beaujolais will once again bring together wine lovers. But when? We detail everything you need to know.

[Updated November 08, 2022 at 3:18 p.m.] It launches the wine season and it's worth celebrating! Once again this year, Beaujolais Nouveau will be unveiled in November . This become called 'primeur' comes from the bunches harvested during the year. The 12 crus unveiled in a few days each have different flavors and scents and distinct from other wines. Unique in its kind, Beaujolais Nouveau or rather 'Beaujolais Nouveau' highlights the know-how of the winegrowers . This event is the perfect opportunity to get together around a table during a festive moment , like the event's colorful poster: a mythical illustration. Groups are organized everywhere in France and abroad . When will Beaujolais Nouveau be unveiled, what are its origins and history and above all, where to get it? We answer you!

When is Beaujolais Nouveau 2022 released?

The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 . Between 1951 and 1967, the release date of primeur wine changed a lot. In 1985, it was set for November 15. But this specific day did not suit the producers because it sometimes imposed having to declare the bottles on a Saturday or a Sunday. Thereby, since 1985, Beaujolais Nouveau has been released on the third Thursday of November . This year is no exception to the rule.

What is Beaujolais Nouveau?

New Beaujolais is a French appellation wine mostly produced in the north of the Rhône department and the municipalities of Saône et Loire, whose commercialization dates back to 1951 . What is the history of this wine? In the middle of the 20th century, a decree authorizes wine producers to release their production of controlled designation of origin only from December 15. After a wave of protests from the latter, who wish to sell earlier , the Beaujolais Wine Union obtains authorization to sell wines from the harvest of the year . Among the productions: that of Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais-villages. This is how Beaujolais Nouveau made its appearance.

Why is it called 'Beaujolais Nouveau'?

This wine is called 'new' because it comes from grapes harvested during the year . It is conditioned before the first day of December and sold freshly fermented, just after leaving the vat.

What is the price of Beaujolais Nouveau 2022?

Like most wines, the price of Beaujolais Nouveau varies from bottle to bottle . However, it is an accessible wine since it does not keep very long and therefore does not increase in value with age. On average, the price of a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau bought in a supermarket or at a wine merchant fluctuates between 5 and 10 euros . But this price increases if the wine is consumed outside, in a restaurant for example, we can count up to 35 euros per bottle.

Where to taste Beaujolais Nouveau?

As tradition dictates, many demonstrations accompany the release of Beaujolais Nouveau. Parties and celebrations that usually last the whole weekend. On the Beaujolais Nouveau site, a interactive map lists all events around Beaujolais Nouveau in France and around the world. For vinophiles, there is 12 Ways to Extend That Moment sharing throughout the year with the following outings: Beaujolais Villages, Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Juliénas, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon, Régnié and Saint-Amour.

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