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Sebastien Besson Nouveau Beaujolais-Villages 2023

$29.00

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Vintage: 2023
Region: Beaujolais, France
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape Varieties: 100% Gamay

Sebastien Besson Nouveau Beaujolais-Villages 2023 is a vibrant, fruity, and remarkably fresh example of the gorgeous Gamay fruit that estate grows right outside of the winery in the village of Lancié. Intended for the Nouveau style, the hand-picked fruit comes directly to the cellar for a natural whole-cluster carbonic fermentation in open concrete vats, giving the greatest and fruitiest expression possible, while not being forced and un-interesting like the category’s reputation sometimes holds.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Light

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Bon Vivant Imports

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Sebastien Besson Nouveau Beaujolais-Villages 2023

Sebastien Besson Nouveau Beaujolais-Villages 2023 is a vibrant, fruity, and remarkably fresh example of the gorgeous Gamay fruit that estate grows right outside of the winery in the village of Lancié. Intended for the Nouveau style, the hand-picked fruit comes directly to the cellar for a natural whole-cluster carbonic fermentation in open concrete vats, giving the greatest and fruitiest expression possible, while not being forced and un-interesting like the category’s reputation sometimes holds. The grapes were very gently pressed after about 8 days and as soon as fermentation was complete, the wine was lightly filtered and bottled with only a small dose of sulfites. By law, the wine could not ship from France before the morning of October 17th but then began its journey to arrive in the customer’s hands near the famous ‘Nouveau Beaujolais Day’ (the third Thursday of November).

About Sebastien Besson

There is a very exciting renaissance that has been happening in the Beaujolais region of France, and at its core is a new generation of winemakers that have learned everything they know from their progenitors. To pair with that unparalleled guidance, there is a youthful energy and worldly view that is taking the wines and the region to yet again new heights. Sébastien Besson is now the fourth generation of the family to take the helm at Domaine du Penlois, which originated in the 1920s by his great-grandfather Benoît, situated on the small hill called Lancié (nestled in between Morgon, Fleuri, and Moulin-à-Vent). Sébastien’s father, Maxence, took over in 1977 and accrued more and more Cru vineyards in the region, giving the Domaine 30 hectares in total. While making sustainably farmed Domaine wines with his father, Sébastien began an eponymous project in 2016. He converted small granite-rich plots on the property to strict organic farming, spanning not only portions of their Village Appellation sites but parcels of three Crus as well (a total of 7 hectares). With natural fermentations and aging in concrete vats, and a small sulfur addition before bottling, the wines of Sébasten Besson are pure, driven, and remarkable expressions of top Beaujolais.