Beaujolais is a light, fruity red wine which is (usually) meant to be drunk young. Beaujolais Nouveau is an especially light variant released to market very quickly after harvest. Beaujolais Villages is a Beaujolais made from grapes from a single village. Beaujolais tends to be light, refreshing, high in acid, low in tannin and have a strawberry flavor.
Enjoy Beaujolais With:
Beaujolais’ light flavor makes it a cross-over wine that is often treated as if it were a white wine when pairing with food. It tends to do best with foods that would normally take a white wine, but are too sweet or spicy. Good examples are simple, sweet pork or spicy, full-flavored poultry dishes. If you’re considering a Beaujolais, you may also want to check out Barbera, its fuller-bodied counterpart from Italy.