The 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau is especially good, as the cooler harvest conditions yielded wines with excellent balance and brighter-than-usual fruit. Here are five of recommended wines. Seek them out at wine shops or supermarkets and serve lightly chilled, with hors d’oeuvres, grilled fish, seafood or white meat dishes.
Domaine Manoir du Carra 2006 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau > Surging with fruity flavours and aromas, this unusually rich wine is “thoroughly delicious”.
Georges Duboeuf 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau > The quintessential Beaujolais Nouveau. Great value.
Joseph Drouhin 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau > Crisper, lighter and brighter than Duboeuf. Well made and tasty.
Bouchard Aini & Fils 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau > Refreshing and light, especially good served straight from the fridge.
Domaine Dupeuble 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau > Appealingly acidic, with tart red berry flavours.