NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today wine enthusiasts across the country rejoice as the first bottles of 2015 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau arrive in the United States. This famed French winemaker continues the time-honored tradition with the release of a highly anticipated new vintage of unprecedented quality.
Since this French wine first came to the U.S. in 1982, Beaujolais Nouveau Day has been an annual celebration to honor the end of harvest and offer the first taste of the new vintage. Released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday in November per French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is a bright, flavorful red wine made from the Gamay grape.
The spotlight this year is on the quality of the 2015 vintage. Having tasted and analyzed thousands of samples, Georges Duboeuf and his winemaking team believe this year's Beaujolais Nouveau will be one of the best they've ever produced.
"Thanks to an extremely early harvest and blazing sunshine throughout the summer, our grapes have obtained perfect maturity this year," said winemaker Georges Duboeuf. "This is why we believe that 2015 is such a special year and can compete with 1947, 1976, 2005 and 2009 – maybe even surpassing them."
The 2015 vintage is predicted to be one of the all-time greats. The color is a deep red with tones of purple and garnet, and the nose offers a magnificent array of black current, blackberry and blueberry. The wine is round, full-bodied with a long finish.
To celebrate this year's release, chapters of the French-American Chamber of Commerce will host Beaujolais Nouveau parties in cities across the United States including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas, San Francisco, and Seattle. Visit www.faccwinefestivals.com to view a complete list of festivals nationwide.
Each year, Georges Duboeuf unveils a new wine label. The 2015 label depicts the lush Beaujolais vineyards and bright, celebratory colors of the harvest. Retailing at $10.99 nationwide, the 2015 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau complements an abundance of holiday dishes, from savory roasts to cranberry sauce. Serve this year's Nouveau between 62°F - 66°F, which is just slightly cooler than room temperature, to enhance the aromas and fruit flavors.
For more information about Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, visit www.Duboeuf.com.
About Les Vins Georges Duboeuf
Georges Duboeuf is a premium producer of award-winning French wines from the Beaujolais and Maconnais regions of Burgundy and the South of France. Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world and the world's highest scoring French wine brand under $20, according to Wine Advocate (2009-2013).
Georges Duboeuf's love affair with Beaujolais is no secret. His legendary palate, his ability to spot great wine and his enthusiasm continue to make him an emblematic figure in the wine industry. His wines are renowned for their consistency, quality and value. Georges Duboeuf currently works closely with hundreds of wine growers (over 400 in the Beaujolais region alone) to ensure the highest quality fruit from each region. They are sold in 120 countries throughout the world.
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf are imported by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.
SOURCE Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits