I was very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in a live tasting event hosted by Discover Beaujolais on Twitter. Four very different bottles of Beaujolais arrived at my door last week and yesterday we had the chance to taste them and tweet about them. Beaujolais has long been the underdog of French wines, looked down upon by many wine snobs, and viewed as a “less serious” wine. After tasting all 4 wines, I can honestly say that while I love a great, expensive Burgundy, I really enjoyed the Beaujolais. For under $20, each bottle delivered a wonderful wine that was easy to sip and perfect for summer BBQ’s.
The first wine we sipped was a Beaujolais Blanc from Jean-Paul Brun. This Beaujolais Blanc is made from the Chardonnay grape and was a great way to start the tasting. (reviews of the other 3 bottles to follow next week)
About the Wine- From the Winery
Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc is 100% Chardonnay from France. It has 12% alcohol and retails for $15.97. For more information see www.LouisDressner.com
Now The Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
The Beaujolais Blanc has a crisp, fruity nose. This light-bodied wine has tastes of pear, apple, and citrus that combine with nice mineral notes. It’s not complex but it is so easy to sip and perfect for a warm summer afternoon. Definitely give this wonderfully balanced Beaujolais Blanc from Jean-Paul Brun a try and let me know what you think! Cheers and enjoy the weekend!
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine would go perfectly with grilled seafood including tuna and sea bass.
*This wine was provided to me as a sample for the purpose of participating in a live tasting event