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IT'S BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU TIME AT BOISDALE!

Posted on Oct 5, 2020
IT'S BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU TIME AT BOISDALE!

19 — 27 Novem­ber Fête du Nouveau 

In the spir­it of the The Auld Alliance of 1295 between the king­doms of Scot­land and France, Bois­dale will be host­ing a Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau Est Arrivé 2020 cel­e­bra­tions and offer­ing a 3‑course Taste of France menu fea­tur­ing Gal­lic clas­sicsSal­ad Lyon­naise, bit­ter leaves, lar­dons, soft poached egg, Dijon vinai­grette; Con­fit duck, pota­toes à la sar­ladaise & braised red cab­bage with apples and Selec­tion of French cheeses grapes, hon­ey, crack­ers accom­pa­nied by a 175ml glass of Georges Duboeuf Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau 2020 from Thurs­day 19 until Fri­day 27 Novem­ber at £59.50 per person.

The Uncork­ing of Bot­tles will take place on Thurs­day 19 Novem­ber in part­ner­ship with Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, one of the largest wine mer­chants in France, dur­ing The Taste of France Lunch at Bois­dale of Bel­gravia. The event’s atten­dees will include nation­al and inter­na­tion­al food and wine press, top Lon­don chefs and wine aficionados.

Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau is a fruity, very young red wine released for sale every year on the third Thurs­day of Novem­ber. All the grapes in the Beau­jo­lais region must be picked by hand and these are the only vine­yards, along with Cham­pagne, where hand har­vest­ing is manda­to­ry. Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau owes its easy drink­a­bil­i­ty to a wine­mak­ing process called car­bon­ic mac­er­a­tion, also called whole berry fer­men­ta­tion. This tech­nique pre­serves the fresh, fruity qual­i­ty of the wine, with­out extract­ing bit­ter tan­nins from the grape skins.

At the height of its pop­u­lar­i­ty in the 70s and 80s Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau was mas­sive­ly pro­duced and gained a bad rep­u­ta­tion due to much of the wine being of poor qual­i­ty. How­ev­er, after a down­turn and in order to coun­ter­act dwin­dling sales, Beau­jo­lais has under­gone some­thing of a renais­sance. Many pro­duc­ers have start­ed to farm organ­i­cal­ly and con­cen­trate on rebuild­ing the rep­u­ta­tion of Beau­jo­lais in France, rather than focus­ing on over­seas markets.

The Taste of France 3‑course set menu £59.50 includes a glass of Georges Duboeuf Beau­jo­lais Nou­veau 2020 

Sal­ad Lyon­naise, bit­ter leaves, lar­dons, soft poached egg, Dijon vinaigrette

Con­fit duck, pota­toes à la sar­ladaise & braised red cab­bage with apples 

Selec­tion of French cheeses grapes, hon­ey, crackers

Avail­able at Bois­dale of Bel­gravia from 19 Novem­ber until 27 Novem­ber. Reser­va­tions required.

Book­ings: info@​boisdale.​co.​uk 020 7730 6923.