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Wine of the Day- 26th November 2007

Monday, 26 November 2007


Name:   Beaujolais Les Bécots
Price: €10.49
Available: Spar, Eurospar & SparExpress
Producer: Thorin - pronounced Toran
Vintage: 2005
Country Region: Beaujolais in the southern region of Burgundy
Grape Variety: Gamay

Why this wine was chosen for this dish: 
This Beaujolais wine is a very soft, silky wine with supple tannins which will work very well with the slight bitterness of the cranberries used as the poaching liquor for the pears, and as it is a fairly medium bodied wine with subtle flavours, it will complement the fine texture of the rabbit dish.

Tasting Notes:
Les Bécots Beaujolais is a medium bodied and fruity wine, with flavours reminiscent of redcurrants and with a hint of cranberries. Although the Beaujolais wines are generally considered as a fairly straight forward and simple, this particular one has other interesting flavours to pick up on such as pear drop, banana and violets. The tannins are rounded and soft and it has a particularly long finish.

Other facts / information: The grape variety used for this wine is Gamay, however interestingly it is know as Gamay Noir á Jus Blanc - which refers to the fact that the flesh of the grapes is actually white! Beaujolais wines can be served slightly chilled.

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