Beaujolais Nouveau with Christophe Coquard
This show was published 09 November 2012
Christophe Coquard is a wine maker and negotiant (Maison Coquard) making wines in the Beaujolais region of Burgundy. Christophe talks to us about wines from Burgundy and Beaujolais including Beaujolais Blanc made from 100% Chardonnay. We discuss the different styles of Gamay and the carbonic maceration process which involves putting whole bunches and stems into the tanks to macerate. For Beaujolais Nouveau all grapes are hand-picked as whole berries only plus the stems must be used. Experience and skill are needed to produce a good quality Beaujolais Nouveau and today growers are focusing on quality as well as the more fun aspect of Beaujolais Nouveau day which falls on the third Thursday of November.
The UK Wine Show is sponsored by ThirtyFifty. Our team of wine tasters are busy entertaining and educating UK consumers to help them get the most out of wine.
The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.