Wine Varietal

Beaujolais
  • Pronounced
    (boh-zho-LAY)
  • Appearance
    Dark ruby pink
  • Body Style
    Medium-bodied
  • Flavors
    Juicy and fruity
  • Major Source
    California and France (Beaujolais subdistrict of Southern Burgundy)
  • Food Matches
    Ham
    Pork
    Chicken
    Turkey
Made from the Gamay grape, Beaujolais is fruity and light. It is low in alcohol and relatively high in acidity, and is meant to be drunk young. (Beaujolais lacks tannins so will not age well.) It should be served slightly chilled. Beaujolais Nouveau is a very popular wine.