A Gamay Nouveau Party, What a way to introduce a great new product!
Posted November 20th, 2010 | 0 Comments
The grape that makes such a delicious wine possible is the Gamay Noir. By careful selection (in Beaujolais all grapes are hand-picked), whole berry fermentation and other techniques the grapes are turned into a red wine that drinks like a white: lightly chilled (13°C/55°F) it has hints of banana, pear, candy and some even say bubble gum! The Gamay Nouveau is a departure from our usual wines, where we recommend waiting three months or even longer to taste the first bottle. Gamay Nouveau is ready to enjoy on bottling day, and while it will improve for a year, its bursting fruit, joyfully hedonic aromas and easy-drinking character will make it unlikely for any bottle to last that long.
Our customers John and Karen went out of their way to host a fantastic party. They made lots of great appies to go with the evening. There were bacon wrapped Dates, mini stuffed mushroom caps, Veggies & Dip, mini Chocolate Cheesecake tarts, tequila lime chicken wings, basil, tomato & bocconcini skewers with a balsamic drizzle, antipasto, spinach dip with sour dough bread, mini tortilla fajitas and a brix chocolate bar with chocolate covered strawberries. People didn't stop nibbling till they left. Everything went well with wine as well.
The wine was a huge hit! The evening went by with everyone's glass be filled many times. It was great that is was a party of neighbors and everyone was either walking home or taking a taxi. With eleven people there the group managed to finish off eight bottles of the Gamay Nouveau and we ended the night with also trying a bottle of the new Blackberry Port. If the party and the wine are any indication of the wine season to come, it should be a very enjoyable season. Thanks to all who attended and most importantly thanks John and Karen for hosting a great envening.