LCBO RELEASING NINE POPULAR NOUVEAU WINES FOR 2016
November 14, 2016
The LCBO’s 2016 Nouveau wine release will feature nine of the most popular selections – including two from Ontario.
The annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau and other nouveau wines on the third Thursday of November celebrates the first wines of the year’s harvest. Nouveau wines are traditionally one of the LCBO’s fastest-selling products with more than half selling out in the first week.
“This year we are bringing back a wonderful assortment of nine of our most successful nouveau wines. Early supplier reports indicate quality is expected to be on par or better for most when measuring the year’s harvest. These unique young wines are perfect for spontaneous, casual and fun occasions and also a terrific addition to any festive gathering,” says Bobby Panchu, LCBO Product Manager, European Wines.
The nouveau wine tradition originated in France’s Beaujolais region more than a century ago at a time when local winemakers developed a wine from the grapes of that vintage to celebrate the completion of the harvest. The result was a fresh, fruity wine they dubbed Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais Primeur. Over the years other wine regions have been producing their own nouveau wines.
The LCBO is offering the following 2016 nouveau wines:
Reif Estate The Fool Gamay Nouveau, 750 mL, $12.95
Reif Estate Kerner Nouveau (The Hanging Man), 750 mL, $12.95
Art's Beaujolais Primeur Nouveau, 750 mL, $13.95
Duboeuf Gamay Nouveau, 750 mL, $10.95
Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau, 750 mL, $13.95
Mezzacorona Novello, Trentino, 750 mL, $9.95
Negrar Novello Del Veneto IGT, 750 mL, $9.95
In the VINTAGES fine wine and premium spirits sections at select LCBO stores:
Beaujolais Villages Nouveau (Joseph Drouhin), 750 mL, $15.95
Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau (G. Duboeuf), 750 mL, $15.95
Nouveau wines, which are best served slightly chilled, match well with lighter foods such as appetizers. To appreciate their fresh, fruity character at its best, the wines should be consumed young, although they will hold their flavor and freshness for holiday celebrations and match well with turkey.
For more information on the 2016 nouveau wines, customers can check with their local LCBO store or shop online at www.lcbo.com, for delivery to home at a nominal flat fee, or for pickup, free of charge, at one of 657 LCBO stores province-wide.
Please bring a reusable bag when shopping at the LCBO and take your empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.