Summer is over. September has arrived.
With the end of summer, I knew I had to shake the sand out of my hair and get back to drinking wine and/or at least start really thinking about it again. I needed to get back on the wine-of-the-month horse. I mentioned this to some co-workers and the unanimous vote was that I had to drink the 2009 Beaujolais that were just coming onto the market.
Note, these are the village/cru level wines and not the hyper-fresh Beaujolais Nouveau that will be out in a few weeks.
How are they?
We drank a variety of 2009s from Beaujolais. They are, obviously, quite young right now and ideally I’ll pick up some more and stick in my robot wine cooler to open in a few years. But, right now they are pretty great. Every bottle we had was perfectly balanced with great acidity and fruit and those sour cherry and floral/violet notes that the Gamay grape always seems to have. We drank them all month and had them with a variety of foods and they paired well especially with the spicy stir-fry vegetables and noodles that we have been doing to get through the large amounts of produce we get from our CSA.
Let’s all drink the 2009 Beaujolais. These are great wines and very good values. They pair well with most anything. But, buy an extra bottle as well and hide it away because if the wine people are right, this vintage will just get better and better.