On the Road with the Grape Guy20 Nov 2019
- Category: On the Road with the Grape Guy
Look, this is not expensive, think deep and long and hard wine, this is Nouveau ... it was grapes six weeks ago and now it is wine in your glass … so for expediency, and for you to know which wines to pick up I tasted ‘em and ranked ‘em quick, probably the same way you’re gonna drink the stuff - I have my favourites and then there is the rest.
For those of you that buy these wines, here’s your primer for this year’s (2019) Nouveaux (both from France and Italy).
Seven wines were released to the media (as part of this tasting) – 5 made my "buy" list, I will even list the forgettable ones just in case you’re tempted to buy those too.
Simply the Best …
Best Taste / Best Value:
Bouchard Aine 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau ($12.95 - #63800)
Mommessin 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau ($13.95 - #897934)
Mezzacorona 2019 Novello, Trentino ($10.95 - #443192)
The Others …
Joseph Drouhin 2019 Beaujolais Villages ($17.95 - #113266)
George DuBoeuf 2019 Beaujolias Villages Nouveau ($16.95 - #9322780)
The Ones to Avoid …
George DuBoeuf 2019 Gamay Nouveau ($10.95 - #891846)
Negrar Valpolicella 2019 Novello Del Veneto ($12.95 - #89955)